Anatomy of Speciesism

Originally posted on Blossomfire's Blog:
Please Understand My Point Perhaps more than any other oppression, speciesism is least understood, recognized or acknowledged. The multi-dimensionality of its impact on every phase of our lives is hidden, distorted and/or denied.  As is demonstrated in the above painting, vegans, myself included, sometimes feel we must DRILL a…

Punish Incumbents

The surest way to impact public policy is to impact elected officials. And the most effective way to impact public officials is to threaten their incumbencies. The animal movement has little political influence. And that is a generous assessment. Animal issues are not on the public’s radar, so they are not on politicians’ radar either.…

The Cold Christmas Puppy

Originally posted on V Kind:
On 9th December 1998, I named a puppy Tiny Tim, and he’s on my mind today, 19 years later, because I can’t forget him. Then I pressed a heart shaped stone into the earth that covered his frozen fur. At a guess, he was around 12 weeks old. We found…

US Senate Quietly Passes Alaska Oil-Drilling Bill

Originally posted on The Extinction Chronicles:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Senate-Quietly-Passes-Alaska-Oil-Drilling-Bill-20171203-0004.html The 19.6-million acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other wildlife | Photo: Reuters FILE ? by Earl Bousquet “It’s outrageous that the oil lobby and their allies in Congress are trying to destroy the crown jewel of America’s wildlife refuge system.” Late Saturday the…