Category Archive: Essays

Apr 10

Hambach Forest, Germany: Letter from Debbie Vincent

Dear Defenders of Nature: Your actions against the destroyers of Hambach Forest are an inspiration. I know it has been a hard struggle over the cold winter. I send you love, respect and solidarity from within the walls of prison. Though they incarcerate my body, my heart, mind and soul will always be free. Being …

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Mar 24

Flashback Friday…! #FlashbackFriday: Animal Liberation Front – Highgate Rabbit Farm action – UK – January 2008

Starting in the 1990s, UK animal rights activists gained strength by banding together and strategically targeting elements of the vivisection industrial complex , such as government licensed businesses that breed animals for testing facilities. Campaigners successfully closed Oxford University Park Farm, Regal Rabbits, Sky Commercial Rabbit Farm, Shamrock farm, Consort Beagles, Hylyne Rabbits and Hillgrove …

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Mar 02

Essay # 3 Darwin

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” Mark Twain “I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.” Samuel Johnson …

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Feb 23

The Dysfunctional Relationship Between Society and Species

  Let’s run on the premise that this celestial rock we reside on, is the only living planet within the observable universe.  Which means we are just a speck in the universe and we are all that we have.  Which is more of a reason, why we should care about the planet we live on.  …

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Feb 10

Gather Made Great, Pro-Animal Music

Jon Hochschartner Exploring the vegan straight edge lifestyle.  I’m not a huge fan of vegan straight edge, a sub-genre of hardcore-punk music. I came to it, originally, as a sort of sociologist. Many of the animal activists I looked up to, who got their start in the 1990s, were inspired by this cacophony. I wanted …

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