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Peacocks, Parakeets, and the Two Sides of Style

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Inspired by a peacock, VINE Sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones reflects on the promise and peril of vegan style. . . . → Read More: Peacocks, Parakeets, and the Two Sides of Style

Instead of Shopping… Volunteer!

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Tthe festival of carnivorous gluttony known as Thanksgiving followed by the carnival of consumerism known as Black Friday offer a case in point of the intersections among colonialism, capitalism, animal exploitation, and environmental degradation. You can resist by dedicating the weekend to playful and productive activities. Live nearby? Come to our volunteer work party! Live elsewhere? Check out our list of other things to do. . . . → Read More: Instead of Shopping… Volunteer!

What We Can Learn from Tobacco Companies

As the New York Times reports today, “Three years ago, Ukraine filed an international legal challenge against Australia, over Australia‚Äôs right to enact antismoking laws on its own soil.”

What does an arcane lawsuit filed by one country against another country about tobacco have to do with animal advocacy here in the United States? Everything!

. . . → Read More: What We Can Learn from Tobacco Companies

The Continuing Crisis

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Shelters and sanctuaries are flooded with homeless roosters due to the fad for backyard hen-keeping, which profits hatcheries at the expense of families. Find out what you can do to help. . . . → Read More: The Continuing Crisis

The Oxen at the Intersection

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In The Oxen at the Intersection, VINE Sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones analyzes the campaign to “Save Bill and Lou” as a case study in animal advocacy, with sometimes surprising conclusions. . . . → Read More: The Oxen at the Intersection

Commodities and Cages

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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

A Systems Approach to Agriculture Reform

Vegan and AR activists must map the path from animal agriculture to crop-based agriculture that will be better for everybody, including farmers and rural communities. . . . → Read More: A Systems Approach to Agriculture Reform