Does the Make it Possible campaign help or hinder animal advocacy?
- Published: Friday, 07 December 2012 22:17
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The campaign has split the vegan community, with those opposed claiming that it doesn’t go far enough in its failure to offer veganism as a pledge. Others argue that advocating directly for veganism could turn people away and that a softer approach that simply reveals the hidden world of the modern-day factory farm is the first step in encouraging the public to turn away from animal products.
Ruby Hamad, associate editor at The Scavenger, asked two vegan animal rights activists to give their perspectives on the campaign.
Take a little time: Interview with Rach Moran
- Published: Monday, 22 October 2012 11:54
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Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness: A step in the right direction
- Published: Saturday, 25 August 2012 11:56
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In a world that is built on the exploitation of animals, it has served our purpose to regard and treat them as incapable of intelligence and awareness. The recent declaration by a group of scientists acknowledging that animals are conscious beings is a significant and important step for a more compassionate world, writes Ruby Hamad.
Support grows to end bear bile farming
- Published: Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:24
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Prominent Chinese personalities, students, academics, members of the public and the media are joining the growing chorus of voices speaking out against bear bile farming – an incredibly cruel practice where bears are kept in tiny metal cages for years on end, their bodies cut open to drain their bile for use as a health remedy. Animals Asia Foundation is at the forefront of rescuing these bears, who have physical and mental scars, and placing them in sanctuaries where they can begin to enjoy life after countless years of confinement and agonising pain. Susannah Waters reports.
Meet vegan superhero Vivian Sharpe
- Published: Sunday, 15 April 2012 07:02
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