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…

Standing up to the Left on Animal Rights

Originally posted on jayforjustice:
After a semester of learning about patriarchy and intersectional social justice, I finally shared with my class the uncomfortable thought that had been burning inside me all year. Looking into the eyes of my professors and my peers, I told them I cannot take their commitment to justice seriously while they completely ignore the plight of nonhuman…