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Call for Contributions to New Anthology

VINE Press invites proposals for contributions to a forthcoming anthology, tentatively entitled “Queering Animal Liberation.” Please read and share this important announcement! . . . → Read More: Call for Contributions to New Anthology

Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

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A Father’s Day reflection on the diversity of family structures among human and nonhuman animals. . . . → Read More: Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance

Summary of a workshop given by VINE Sanctuary at the 2015 Five Colleges Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference . . . → Read More: Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance

Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”

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Let’s question everything! Are “rights” really what we want? How might we liberate queer desire in service of restorative justice for everybody? Here’s a thought-provoking summary of one talk at VINE Sanctuary’s recent Left Forum panel on “Queering Animal Liberation.” . . . → Read More: Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”

Now’s the Time (Time is Now)

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Now’s the time for animal advocates to bring animal concerns into progressive conversations… and also to educate themselves about progressive ideas, such as restorative justice. . . . → Read More: Now’s the Time (Time is Now)

A Day in the Life (Then)

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As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations, let’s take a look at a day in the life of the sanctuary, then and now. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of October 13th, 2000 at what was then called the Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary, the small bird refuge that has since grown up to be VINE Sanctuary. . . . → Read More: A Day in the Life (Then)

The Power of Grassroots Movements

VINE Sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones asks animal rights activists to reflect on three words: power, grassroots, and (most importantly) movement. . . . → Read More: The Power of Grassroots Movements

From Egg Factory to Sanctuary

This hollow of another tree, which the hens had to jump up into, was another popular spot.

In this story from the very first year of our sanctuary, egg factory survivors Fanny, Scout, and Simone regrow their feathers while reveling in the freedom and safety offered by the sanctuary. . . . → Read More: From Egg Factory to Sanctuary

Stalking Emus and Scaredy Cows

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The other morning, I glanced out my window to see calves bolting up a muddy driveway, glancing nervously over their shoulders at an emu. Observing the interactions of sanctuary residents with each other is one of the joys of sanctuary life.

Back when Miriam and I founded the chicken sanctuary that would grow up . . . → Read More: Stalking Emus and Scaredy Cows

A Farewell to X-Man

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Is it possible for a rooster and a human to be friends? VINE Sanctuary’s avian health care specialist Danielle says YES with all her heart. . . . → Read More: A Farewell to X-Man