This weekend, we will be participating in the Animal Systems Conference. Since we have long called for more strategic thinking and more attention to the interwoven social, economic, and material systems in which animal exploitation occurs, we are excited to participate in this meeting. Besides speaking and listening to other speakers, we’ll be staffing . . . → Read More: Strategic Thinking for Animal Liberation
VINE was busy in 2012! Here’s the summary of our activities last year. If you appreciate this work, please do show your support with a contribution toward our 2013 expenses.
New Sanctuary Residents
In 2012, VINE Sanctuary welcomed 49 hens, 28 roosters, 15 pigeons, 11 cows, 6 sheep, 5 ducks, 2 doves, and 2 . . . → Read More: VINE 2012 Activity Report
On Tuesday, January 15, two VINE staffers, one VINE volunteer, and one friend of the sanctuary traveled to New Hampshire to attend the hearing on HB110. It was a sometimes surreal journey to a land where meat producers argue for animal protection legislation that animal advocates oppose. We call this report “On the Road . . . → Read More: On the Road to Concord (A Report from New Hampshire)
In the wake of the BP oil spill comes some of the most shocking footage yet of what goes on inside Department of Agriculture-approved dairy farms, thanks to Mercy for Animals and the undercover footage they took at Conklin Farm in Ohio. I say “shocking” because most of us haven’t seen these things with . . . → Read More: Conklin Dairy and the 1989 Montreal Massacre: Or, Your Daddy Said I Took It Just a Little Too Far
On backyard bird forums, Freecycle lists, Craig’s List, anywhere you can!
Below is a statement put forth by the Eastern Shore Sanctuary in conjunction with Animal Place, Chicken Run Rescue, Farm Sanctuary, Sunny Skies Bird and Animal Sanctuary, and United Poultry Concerns. In it we list the reasons why people should fight this . . . → Read More: PLEASE DISSEMINATE WIDELY ABOUT BACKYARD BIRDS!!!
An apartment in Brooklyn was Coco’s second home. Her first home was a live poultry market where she was kept in a cage, her eggs collected and sold. A young man living in Brooklyn purchased her and took her home to the apartment he shares with his mother, and there she lived quite happily. . . . → Read More: Coco Comes Home
About two and a half months ago, a cat arrived here who happened to be pregnant. Soon enough nature took her course and we had four kittens. Three have survived almost two months now (Friday August 27 will be their birthday), and it goes without saying that they are remarkably adorable.
However, one thing . . . → Read More: Interspecies Connections
Chicken flesh is like “light” filtered cigarettes, not as bad for you as red meat (unfiltered cigarettes), but still very unhealthy. That’s why, in addition to our empathy for the birds, we get so frustrated when people who want to be healthy swear off cow and pig flesh but keep on eating chickens.
As . . . → Read More: The Perils of Poultry
The New York Times recently endorsed California’s Proposition 2,calling for all other states to enact similar legislation. The question of animal welfare legislation has become increasingly vexed within the animal advocacy movement. The seemingly intractable dispute between proponents and opponents of measures intended to increase the well-being of farmed animals has left many activists . . . → Read More: In Defense of Actual Animals
Located in a rural region where the local poultry industry participates in the global economy by killing and cutting up more than a million chickens a day, the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center is committed to the project of building a movement capable of catalyzing the worldwide changes in agriculture, trade, consumption, and . . . → Read More: Seize the Day