Voices for Animals Across the Years: Richard Ryder

Richard Ryder has a special place in the history of the Animal Rights movement.  He is the inventor of the term 'Speciesism', a central idea in Animal Rights. He was born Richard Hood Jack Dudley Ryder in Dorset, England in 1940.  After studying psychology and working...

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Activists have been campaigning for years against the cruelty of industrialised farming and the horror of slaughterhouses,  and progress is being made.   The numbers of people beginning to wake up to the effects of animal agriculture not only on the animals but also...

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‘It Just Seems Like An Obvious Moral Issue’

In her new book, 'Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals', Harvard professor Christine Korsgaard argues that we are not inherently more important than other animals.  Our own family is more important to us than our neighbour's family, but that doesn't...

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Eating Meat Is Becoming The New Smoking

In this GUARDIAN article, AHWA MAHDAVI gives reasons why ‘meat is dead’.  But her prediction that the world will stop eating meat by 2050 is about 25 years out, at least for the western world.  Our prediction is 2025.  Read the article:  

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The Real Price of Milk

End Animal Slaughter contributor LYNLEY TULLOCH is filled with rage at the wanton slaughter of baby cows in the Dairy Industry.   One of the most harrowing memories I have is of watching very young calves being offloaded from trucks onto a ramp at AFFCO (a New...

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Ask yourself: ‘How Would I Feel’?

A few years ago a student took me out to dinner to thank me for teaching her.  As we were shown to our seats in the restaurant, I noticed a tank full of live lobsters and stopped for a moment to look at them.  Suddenly a group of people together with a staff member...

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‘They Will Not Hurt or Destroy on the Holy Mountain’

While the vast majority of Christians have espoused a carnivorous diet, in the history of Christianity there have always been vegetarians and vegans.  Some early Christian vegetarians were Clement of Alexandria,  John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Maximus the...

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Q&A: Marc Pierschel, Film Maker

1 Your film THE END OF MEAT envisions a future where meat consumption belongs to the past.   What was your chief motivation in making this film? When I made my last documentary, Live and Let Live, one of my interview questions was what the human-animal relationship...

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I Am Not A Hamburger

Should cows have the right not to be placed in a hamburger?  End Animal Slaughter Contributor LYNLEY TULLOCH thinks they should. New Zealand-owned Pizza chain Hell was recently in the news when they covertly added a Beyond Meat patty to their burger pizza.   It is...

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A message from Thich Nhat Hanh

The article below was written by Buddhist monk, teacher and author, THICH NHAT HANH, and we have reprinted it with original illustrations of New Zealand native plants and animals by Alex L Scott.    "This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need,...

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VOICES FOR ANIMALS ACROSS THE AGES: LOREN EISELEY

Loren Eiseley  (September 3, 1907 – July 9, 1977) was an American anthropologist, philosopher and natural science writer.   During his lifetime he received many honorary degrees for his accomplishments.   A ‘scholar of imagination and grace’,  dubbed ‘the modern...

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VOICES FOR ANIMALS ACROSS THE AGES: ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion, and Solitude.   She coined some memorable phrases, including  "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her poems,...

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Old Anthem, New Anthem

A Civil Rights Anthem from the 60s takes on a new meaning, writes End Animal Slaughter contributor, LYNLEY TULLOCH   Back in 1964 Bob Dylan wrote 'The Times They are a Changin’ which became an anthem of change for the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements.   In...

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How much cruelty would you like with your bacon?

Pigs are highly intelligent and curious. They form strong attachments, have long memories, can solve puzzles, and like to play just for fun.  Studies have also shown that they experience complex emotions and can feel optimistic and pessimistic.  The suffering pigs...

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‘I Wish I Had Given Up Dairy Sooner’

"By the time I’d arise the next morning, she would be gone. I only hope she felt my love and was finally at peace. But I won’t be at peace until I know that cows (any animal) no longer live (suffer) and die like this". Read about vegan athlete Rick Scott's first...

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Q&A: Author and Investigative Journalist Gail Eisnitz

Remarkable undercover journalist and Author GAIL A EISNITZ answers End Animal Slaughter's questions about her groundbreaking book SLAUGHTERHOUSE.  In her book Gail documented almost unbelievable transgressions against humane slaughter, causing cattle, pigs, horses and...

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Time to Stop Killing and Start Chilling

Humans have killed other species for millennia for food in complete disregard of their rights.  It is time to call a halt!  Instead of indulging in primitive behaviour rooted in violence we can begin as nations to make the transition to plant-based agriculture. Read...

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