Blue came to the sanctuary from a domestic violence situation. He had been a loner but, last summer, began hanging out with me almost constantly, waking me on my mornings off by crowing on my doorstep. Today, Blue suddenly took off running for the field across the driveway. Why? . . . → Read More: Blue to the Rescue
Previewing VINE events on March 14 in Baltimore, MD and on March 17 in Brattleboro, VT. . . . → Read More: Upcoming VINE Events
In the early 90s, activists associated with Queer Nation and other organizations that promoted LGBTQ liberation by means of nonviolent direct action sometimes stormed shopping malls chanting that slogan. Of course, our “kiss-ins” and exuberant expressions of non-conformity with gender norms were roundly condemned, both by homophobes and by liberals who claimed to be . . . → Read More: “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re NOT going shopping!”
Feminists for Animal Rights founder Marti Kheel died last weekend. Marti was a dear friend of the sanctuary as well as a sincere and steadfast ally of animals. We grieve.
Marti Kheel, 1948-2011
How might we aptly memorialize Marti? By putting her ideas into action
Set up networks to foster the . . . → Read More: Don’t Mourn—Organize!
Some of our long-term supporters have wondered what sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones is up to now that she’s not living at the sanctuary. While no longer living on-site, pattrice continues to be intimately involved with our operations. She has used the respite from the daily demands of sanctuary life to author scholarly articles rooted . . . → Read More: Where in the World is pattrice jones?
According to this newspaper article, a couple in Massachusetts beat up a man who had asked them to quit shouting obscenities at the Kentucky Fried Chicken worker who was slow in preparing their order. This makes a lot of sense to me (pattrice). If you’re willing to rip the wings off a bird just . . . → Read More: KFC Beat-Down
A short post today to share a short thought. As most of you know, we recently relocated the sanctuary here to Vermont, and are lucky enough to have five apple trees and two peach trees on the property (not to mention 30 years of gardening by a master gardener who has left us with . . . → Read More: Apples and Chickens
San Francisco radio hosts plan to chase chickens around the studio on Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day, thereby terrifying the birds and making a mockery of the day.
According to the KITS LIVE 105 (San Francisco) website,
Tuesday Morning: Tony (dressed in a chicken suit) will be chasing and trying to catch two chickens in . . . → Read More: On-Air Animal Abuse Planned for Inauguration Day