In March animal rights scholar Kim Stallwood spoke at a conference organized by Critical Perspectives on Animals in Society at the University of Exeter. He shared the platform with Lee McConnell from Northumbria University School of Law. In this 20 minute talk, Stallwood makes an excellent case for why the animal advocacy / rights movement must move beyond what he calls a “moral crusade” to a more strategic and mobilized social justice movement.
Noam Mohr is a researcher and developer who reports on annual statistics on animals killed for food in the U.S. from official government records he analyzes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the U.S. Census Bureau. According to his findings, meat consumption has been declining consecutively since 2000 through 2011, though with a slight increase in chicken meat consumption in 2011.
Captain Paul Watson, known to some as the “eco-hero of the oceans,” is being held in a German prison awaiting the German government’s decision on whether to extradite him to Costa Rica where he is wanted on alleged charges based on accusations from illegal fishing operations there. This video, recorded just the other day at the Frankfurt airport, features a spokesperson from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their attorney making the case for why Watson should be set free. The first half is in English and the second half in German. Learn more about this story and what you can do at the Sea Shepherd website.
Farm Animal Rights Movement, one of the nation’s leading animal rights groups, has launched a new pay-per-view video campaign they are calling the 10 Billion Lives Tour. Mercy for Animals and Vegan Outreach have also pioneered similar strategies, going on the road with multimedia equipped vehicles and stopping in large cities where they attract a multitude of curious onlookers.
Vegan From the Inside is a A 2011 survey conducted by nutrition expert Janice Stanger Ph.D. that shatters six common myths about the vegan diet. 2,068 vegans from the United States and around the world candidly shared the joys, rewards, and challenges of their diet and lifestyle. If you are a vegan or considering veganism, let this study support you on your journey and give you the resolve you need to keep going strong!
In this hour-long video, photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur takes us on a journey of her work which involves travel to amazing places and truly unique experiences with individual animals that she meets along the way. Her images leave an indelible impression on her viewers, capturing the experience of the animal in an attempt to transcend the conventional human prejudice that has for so long clouded our view of the animal’s true nature.
“Casein, one of the proteins in milk, crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes something called casomorphins. Yes’m, that sounds a lot like morphine—because casomorphin is also an opiod. Nature designed it that way so young mammals would enjoy nursing, come back for more, and live to reproduce themselves.” “Human milk has only 2.7 grams of casein per liter. Cow’s milk has 26. And because it takes, on average, ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese or ice cream, you’re looking at a lot of casein and resultant casomorphin.” The result is a major opiate addiction that can cause people to have serious withdrawal symptoms.
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist is a groundbreaking documentary feature film that takes viewers on an action packed voyage with the world’s most wanted environmental heroes: Captain Paul Watson and the crew of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The film features insider footage and insights into 30+ years of the most exciting, despairing, and triumphant environment campaigns of the century.
Just released undercover video footage taken by HSUS at “Wyoming Premium Farms” revealing egregious cruelty and filthy conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods. Among the atrocities exposed here, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS, described on a press call how one pig was forced to give birth on a set date. “The worker intended to stick his arm in the animal’s uterus to pull out the piglets, but instead went into her anus and caused the prolapse there. This animal lived another 11 days in this condition,” he said.
Humans are apes. Great apes. Apes all belong to the superfamily Hominoidea. The great apes are the family Hominidae which we share with the Chimpanzees, Gorillas and the Orangutan. Our DNA is less than 2 percent different from that of chimpanzees, so from a biological viewpoint, what is it that makes humans so different from the other great apes? Find out what our ape cousins can do and what they can’t do this eye-opening documentary.
59-year-old Richard Hershey is a former state social worker who now spends his time handing out leaflets about animal cruelty from Vegan Outreach. One September day last year, Hershey explains: “I was doing it on public property, a state university where I had obtained authorization to do exactly what I was doing and in the area I was doing it,” said Hersey. But that same day Sgt. Chris Givens, the security guard on duty, threw Hershey a surprise punch and then twisted and tugged at his leg while he was on the ground, as caught on this video.