Speciesism has been “the bedrock of all inequality” says sociologist Nancy Heitzeg, who explains and illustrates how human supremacy leads to social injustice, calling for an end to the captivity and commodification of any animal, human or otherwise. . . . → Read More: Commodities and Cages
Two lectures by VINE Sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones approach intersections between speciesism and other forms of oppression from different angles. . . . → Read More: Conjunction Junction (That’s Our Function)
The cruel “sports” of pigeon racing and horse fighting reflect both sexism and speciesism, says author Mark Hawthorne, who calls on animal advocates to challenge all systems of domination and control. . . . → Read More: Pigeons and Horses at the Intersection of Oppressions
Olympic history-making skier Seba Johnson sees connections between animal abuse and homophobia at the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. . . . → Read More: Dangerous Intersections at Sochi — An Olympian Speaks Out
On the VINE Sanctuary Facebook page, we’ve often shared photos of chickens roosting on sheep and of sheep giving rides to roosters. Yesterday, I saw something that left no doubt in my mind that the sheep are willing and purposeful participants in these charming instances of interspecies cooperation.
Snow coats the ground here at . . . → Read More: Ewe Helps Rooster Stay Out of the Snow
Again this year, VINE Sanctuary staff, supporters, and volunteers will gather on February 14 to write cards and letters to imprisoned activists and to inmates who have become vegan while incarcerated. And again we invite you to join us, in person or virtually, as we send some sweetness to prisoners on Valentine’s Day.
If . . . → Read More: It’s Time (Again) for Valentines from VINE
VINE Sanctuary encourages its supporters to honor MLK Day with thought and action. For those who cannot participate in local events, we offer a videotaped lecture, which we hope will spark a conversation in the comments section. . . . → Read More: Seize the (MLK) Day
Rosetta arrived at VINE in early 2012, one of a group of cows who barely survived starvation at a small Vermont farm where they had been exploited for “dairy” for at least ten years. By the time they were seized by authorities, one of their friends had starved to death. At VINE, Rosetta and . . . → Read More: Heart Trouble
DIY Thanksgiving activism for animals! Download, print, and distribute this brochure wherever “happy meat” is sold. . . . → Read More: A Thanksgiving Message from Mama T
A year ago this week, the campaign to retire the oxen known as Bill and Lou to a sanctuary came to a crashing close as Green Mountain College announced that they had killed Lou. (Bill was given a temporary stay of execution but was required to remain at the campus where he had been . . . → Read More: Bill and Lou, One Year Later