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!
The deadline for proposals for our forthcoming anthology on intersections between LGBTQ and animal liberation has been extended. . . . → Read More: Deadline Extended! LGBTQ/Animal Liberation Anthology
The cofounder of a farmed animal sanctuary challenges other vegans to stand down if they can’t act right about race. . . . → Read More: Irked by Black Lives Matter? Here’s What to Do.
Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, raises important questions for animal advocates. . . . → Read More: All About Atticus
VINE Press invites proposals for contributions to a forthcoming anthology, tentatively entitled “Queering Animal Liberation.” Please read and share this important announcement! . . . → Read More: Call for Contributions to New Anthology
A Father’s Day reflection on the diversity of family structures among human and nonhuman animals. . . . → Read More: Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families
Summary of a workshop given by VINE Sanctuary at the 2015 Five Colleges Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference . . . → Read More: Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance
Let’s question everything! Are “rights” really what we want? How might we liberate queer desire in service of restorative justice for everybody? Here’s a thought-provoking summary of one talk at VINE Sanctuary’s recent Left Forum panel on “Queering Animal Liberation.” . . . → Read More: Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”
Here’s a way to remember the factors to keep in mind when crafting activist strategies within an ecological framework that takes intersectionality into account. . . . → Read More: “Everybody Is Someplace”
What do the perpetrators of Thug Kitchen have in common with backyard hen keepers? Lack of empathy for others due to preoccupation with one’s own intentions and personal innocence. . . . → Read More: From Thug Kitchen to Backyard Chickens