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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

Summer Reading via VINE

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This spring has brought the release of two new anthologies, each with a chapter by one of VINE’s cofounders. The books are The Ethics of Captivity, edited by Lori Gruen, which includes a chapter by VINE cofounder Miriam Jones, and Ecofeminism edited by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen, which includes a chapter by . . . → Read More: Summer Reading via VINE

Third Time’s a Charm: My Path to Veganism

Brandie protesting fur with MARC in Downtown Crossing, Boston.

From economic and health obstacles to building vegan community, Brandie shares the story of the path that began when she discovered the word “vegan” at age 14. . . . → Read More: Third Time’s a Charm: My Path to Veganism

V is for Activism

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VINE Sanctuary’s new Community Engagement Coordinator introduces herself and explains why VINE’s intersectional approach to animal liberation is so important to her. . . . → Read More: V is for Activism

Report from Abroad

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“Kind of a long shot.” That was the subject line of an email message from Barcelona, wondering whether I could come to speak at a conference to be organized by an ad-hoc coalition of radical animal liberation activists. I wrote back to say that I’d be delighted to participate but could not countenance the . . . → Read More: Report from Abroad

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

Conjunction Junction (That’s Our Function)

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)

Pigeons and Horses at the Intersection of Oppressions

While there are enough nests for each bird to have his or her own, they often choose to pair up.

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

Dangerous Intersections at Sochi — An Olympian Speaks Out

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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

Seize the (MLK) Day

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