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Are You Plant-Powered People?


VINE Sanctuary seeks submissions and contributions to its new zine, “Plant-Powered People: Voices from the Intersections.” . . . → Read More: Are You Plant-Powered People?

“My Father Shot Our Dog”


Some folks were shocked by the short, sharp punch delivered by Ray Rice to the head of his then-fiance, Janay Palmer. Others were stunned by the insouciance with which Rice knocked Palmer unconscious, the casual air with which he dragged her insentient body across the floor.

Not me. The only thing that shocks me . . . → Read More: “My Father Shot Our Dog”

Food for Thought on Labor Day

Food Empowerment Project founder (and VINE board of directors member) lauren Ornelas has just posted a short Labor Day post on the Appetite for Justice blog.  Go read it now. Then, show her some love in the comments (on that blog, not this one), so she won’t feel awkward about so bravely disclosing her . . . → Read More: Food for Thought on Labor Day

Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out


VINE’s recent Queer Veg*n Speak-Out took an interesting turn, leading to an important conversation about the ill-effects of the implicit whiteness of mainstream veganism. “Listen in” on the conversation in this recap provided by our Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandie. . . . → Read More: Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out

The Oxen at the Intersection


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


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


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


“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


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