We wouldn’t say “it” or “that” when referring to humans, so why would we for other sentient individuals? This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Debra Merskin, Carrie P. Freeman and Alicia Graef Happy has to be one of the most ironic names for … Continue reading Why We Should Change How We Talk About Nonhuman Animals
This article is the second part of a series that originally appeared on Climate and Capitalism. You can read the first part here. by Ian Angus “In the sixteenth and partly still in the seventeenth, the sudden expansion of trade and the creation of a new world market had an overwhelming influence on the defeat … Continue reading Intensive Fishing and the Birth of Capitalism, Part 2
Derrick Jensen interviews activists each week. This week Derrick interviews Cayte Bosler. Cayte is an investigative environmental journalist and a graduate student at Columbia University. She researches solutions for protecting biodiversity and has worked with land-based communities and wildlife defenders throughout Latin America. Her interest is in chronicling community-led resistance to exploitation and ecological abuse … Continue reading Whale Populations Still at a Fraction of Historic Levels
Trinity writes about The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the seven ‘Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty’ (SHAC 7) members who were originally charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Trinity La Fey is clear in her writing: we all need to act as one to stop the destruction. The Rules by Trinity La Fey Josh … Continue reading The Rules: Animal Testing and the SHAC 7
Nicolas Casaux outlines the history of humankind, the domestication of animals, and how easily we share disease—the real origins of coronavirus. By Nicolas Casaux There’s an apocryphal aphorism, often attributed to Rousseau, which states that “Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces”. Every day that passes is a new … Continue reading The Real Origins of Coronavirus Explained
The following is excerpted from 30 Theses, a project by Jason Godesky of Anthropik. It discusses the origins of epidemic diseases, which are a relatively new phenomenon, not something we are fated to encounter. Alternative ways of life are possible. Originally posted at https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/jason-godesky-thirty-theses. Thesis #21: On the Origin of Epidemic Disease By Jason Godesky … Continue reading We Haven’t Always Had Epidemics. Why Now?
This interview between Derrick Jensen and Christoper Ketcham examines the U.S. government’s taxpayer-funded wildlife slaughter program. Ketcham exposes Wildlife Service’s use of poisoned bait, aerial gunning, neck snares, leghold traps (banned in 80 countries), and cyanide traps to kill millions of wild animals each year in the United States. This conversation originally aired on the … Continue reading Wildlife Slaughter: Public Tax Dollars At Work
From Zoos to Concentration Camps, A Culture of Cages From chattel slavery to modern immigrant concentration camps to zoos and aquariums to private prisons, we live in a culture of cages. Understanding this system, and the ideology behind it, is essential to fighting it. This statement on zoos and aquariums comes from the Deep Green … Continue reading What Zoos Really Teach Our Children
Photo credit: Kinessa Johnson and True Activist Editor’s Note: DGR does not endorse Kinessa Johnson or VETPAW, and views significant parts of their work as problematic (e.g. pervasive use of nationalistic propaganda, an implicit white saviour narrative, and echoes of imperialism). However, this phenomenon is interesting and worth discussing. by Liam Campbell Kinessa Johnson is … Continue reading The Woman Who Hunts Poachers
by Liam Campbell Skies in North America are falling silent. No, airplanes haven’t been grounded yet, unfortunately. It’s the birds who are missing. Since 1970 bird populations in the United States and Canada have collapsed by 29% (that’s 2.9 billion fewer birds), according to a recent report published in the journal Science. David Yarnold, president … Continue reading Why are birds disappearing in North America?