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More than numbers

Thousands of eartags on a pile in a slaughterhouse. Of thousands of slaughtered animals. The photo tells more than words can ever express.

Individual animals, each with their own feelings and desires, but stripped of their personality.  158 more words

Animal Rights

Ignorance is Bliss and What Else?

I have at times reflected on that old adage that ignorance is bliss in connection with my fairly recent understanding of the horrors perpetrated by humans against other creatures. 420 more words

Ellen DeGeneres

“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. 27 more words


"He don't eat no meat?! That's okay, I make lamb."

Anxious, I entered the barn of my first host family, in a small town in Northern Denmark. Layered up and ready for the grand tour, I was completely alarmed when I discovered this place was not a horse stable nor a chicken farm. 401 more words


Lanzmann on Human and Animal Suffering

How is it possible to be so sensitive to the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust and indifferent to animal suffering?  This is the question that kept coming up for me when I read Claude Lanzmann’s memoir:  The Patagonian Hare.  806 more words