Tensions between Australian farmers and animal rights activists are making international headlines, fueling a series of high-stakes protests that caught the attention of the country’s highest office.
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There are people who are passionate about causes. And then there are people like Priya Sawhney who are willing to put everything on the line for what she believes. This is Priya’s story.
Blame speciesism or blame cognitive dissonance. Maybe blame both. Either way, if you truly love animals you would stop eating them.
Social media tends to bring out the ugly in a lot of people. That’s no different within the echo chambers of the vegan world. It’s time we vegans stop fighting each other about our petty differences and focus on what’s really important.
While zoos masquerade as prime exemplars of wildlife conservation efforts, when closely examined they cause the captive animals in modern zoos significantly more suffering and deprivation than well-being and life enrichment.
The footage shows how well prepared the activists are in response to the highly orchestrated animal cruelty happening inside the farm.
Torturous labor conditions and systemic animal abuse are well hidden by the industry. That is until investigators show up. The undercover investigators at factory farms are risking everything to show the rest of the world the systemic, business-as-usual animal abuse going on every day.
Warning: This might be a hard pill to swallow for some but hear me out. My opinion is not meant to take away from the brilliant and important work being done by meat-eating environmentalists.
While unfortunate in its timing, target, and implementation, the disruption at the MoveOn event raises important questions about how politicians view the treatment of animals. However, the animal rights movement needs to be mindful about its allies and make more friends, not fewer.
The second they entered Excelsior Hog Farm, all 49 Meat the Victims activists knew they would likely face criminal charges. They also knew that they had a moral responsibility to the animals suffering inside.
As consumer demand for non-animal proteins increases – for reasons of health, climate impact, and animal suffering – many fast food competitors are putting plant-based food on their menus. McDonald’s is not so fast.
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