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Call for Contributions to New Anthology

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

Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

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A Father’s Day reflection on the diversity of family structures among human and nonhuman animals. . . . → Read More: Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance

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

Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”

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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”

“Everybody Is Someplace”

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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”

From Thug Kitchen to Backyard Chickens

Male chicks in a dumpster behind a hatchery. Small-scale and backyard egg producers buy their hens from hatcheries, which typically drop unwanted male chicks into the trash to smother or starve.

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

Arrested for Leafleting While Brown?

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Racism and sexism combined to support speciesism when a Whole Foods Market manager made a “citizen’s arrest” of a Latina animal rights activist. . . . → Read More: Arrested for Leafleting While Brown?

Lunchtime with Litigants

Here’s what happened when staff members at a prominent civil liberties organization invited VINE Sanctuary’s cofounder to give a lunchtime talk on intersectionality and animals. . . . → Read More: Lunchtime with Litigants

Are You Plant-Powered People?

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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”

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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”