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Vegan Touring and Ethics in Music: An Interview with We Are The Union frontman Reed Wolcott

"The coming generation is being raised in a 'too cool to care' culture, and it’s terrifying."
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The Abolitionist: what we were, and where we go from here.

by Rob Johnson
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The Abolitionist has been on hiatus, and the focus of our efforts has changed significantly since we went away. Welcome to the new Abolitionist: critical of dogma, and supportive of debate.

The Ideology of Animal Use

by Oliver Eagleton
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Why is animal use still pervasive among intelligent, kind and rational people? By looking back on certain historical struggles we can see that animal exploitation is sustained by a widespread submission to societal conventions.

Single Issue Campaigns: Pruning Exploitation

by Angel Flinn and Dan Cudahy
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For many activists confronting widespread animal exploitation and related cruelty – from food, to clothing, to experimentation and entertainment – can feel overwhelming. It helps to recognize that these are not single, separate issues.

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‘You don’t have to be vegan to…’ do you?

Have The Vegan Society lost the plot? Probably not.
1 month ago by Rob Johnson

Rejecting Fatalism: Social Justice Movements Change The World

Animal advocates should draw hope from the rise of the women's equality movement.
1 year ago by Jenna Fox
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Making the Connection Between Prejudices

by Sally Thompson
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Does speciesism stand alone, or among other types of prejudice? Sally Thomson points out the connection between all oppression, and that how should this fact influence our animal rights activism.

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Interview with Christophe Hendrickx

As a new vegan and a multilingual, Chris has some fresh perspectives.
2 years ago by Christophe Hendrickx

A Vegan Presentation

In-person education in a professional environment ends up persuading dozens.
2 years ago by Alan O'Reilly
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“No More Cruelty!”: An overview of the new welfarist protests in Brazil

by Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade
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Mass mobilisation in Brazil under the slogan: 'No More Cruelty!' Gabriel Garmendia analyses one of the Brazilian animal movement’s ‘greatest victories’ of recent years, and concludes it may not have been the victory everyone claims.

Have Viva! Sold Out?

by Jenna Fox
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Vegetarian International Voice for Animals is the largest and richest animal advocacy group in the U.K. and Europe. Yet they spend their money on ineffective single issue campaigns, and engage in sexist and antagonistic tactics.

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Translation: “Crueldade Nunca Mais”

Vinte e dois de janeiro de 2012, um acontecimento bastante peculiar ...
1 year ago by Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade

New Welfarist Wipe: Steve Best

What does a violent lunatic and poet have to say about peace and justice?
2 years ago by Anonymous
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The Abolitionist: what we were, and where we go from here.

by Rob Johnson
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The Abolitionist has been on hiatus, and the focus of our efforts has changed significantly since we went away. Welcome to the new Abolitionist: critical of dogma, and supportive of debate.

Feminism – A Rational Guide

by Julia Garcia
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Far from simply being a term for the equal rights of women, feminism refers to a set of hugely varied academic perspectives. The following is a rational explanation of some misunderstood ideas about feminism.

“One more thing.” – Why vegans must embrace critical thinking

by Kerry Wyler
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What does Steve Jobs have to do with abolitionist veganism? Not much, as it turns out, but this is precisely where the lesson is found. Rationalist Kerry Wyler elaborates on the vital connection between scepticism and animal rights.

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Rational Animal Rights

What does a truly rational theory of animal ethics look like?
1 year ago by Rob Johnson

On Disagreement and Skepticism

Abolitionists often face irrefutable skepticism and the accusation of “divisiveness”.
2 years ago by Dan Cudahy
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How Smart Was That Lamb Chop, & Do His Friends Miss Him?

by Sarah “Steve” Mosko
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Think sheep are stupid, senseless creatures? Recent research reveals they possess surprisingly sophisticated executive cognitive abilities on a par perhaps with monkeys and maybe even humans. What does this say about mankind’s moral compass in how we treat animals?

On Feeding Dogs and Cats Vegan Diets

by Marcus Dredge and Ruth Sanderson
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Can our companion animals follow vegan diets safely? Ruth and Marcus delve into the issue of ethics and pet health – with great results for Lily and Molly, who are in fantastic shape. Even the vet suggests to keep doing what they do.

Science Is Not The Enemy

by Kerry Wyler
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Why is “science” a dirty word in the vegan community? Science is generally seen as an obstacle to animal emancipation, but this notion is simplistic, and a closer look reveals that it is in many ways an ally, instead of an enemy.

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Calculating Our Nitrogen Footprint

Human N* footprint could be decreased substantially by switching to a vegan diet.
2 years ago by Jakub Olewski

Protein: A Cultural Zeus

Hyped and idealised by the media; the result is obsession and over-consumption.
2 years ago by Shannon Tweedie