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Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Many of us are aware that research on non-consenting animals takes place behind the closed doors of universities all over the world. Animals are subject to captivity, restraint, and invasive procedures in the name of science, but the explicit details of these experiments are often well-hidden, both physically out of the public’s eye, but also … Continue reading

“What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

“What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson joins Animal Voices to discuss his new book “Beasts”, exploring the origins of morality and what animals can teach us about the nature of good and evil. The disparity between the apex predator of the sea, orcas, and the apex predator on land, humans, in relation to violence is staggering. Humans are … Continue reading

The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

In this interview we are diving into cyborg politics with Dr. Sherryl Vint, whose work called Animal Alterity inspired us to pursue this subject further. We explore the realm of science fiction which brings up wide ranging questions of what it means to be animal and how to reconfigure the historically constructed human and animal … Continue reading

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

We discuss how the University of Washington’s research lab currently operates and why the campaign is pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA. “If they decide that they’re going to ignore public pressure and concern over animals, and start building the lab, we’re going to be there every step of the way, to try to make … Continue reading

“Don’t be afraid to turn your pain into power”: Permaculture Design and Empty Cages with Nicole Vosper

“Don’t be afraid to turn your pain into power”: Permaculture Design and Empty Cages with Nicole Vosper

If you’ve envisioned a world where animals are no longer raised to be killed and eaten as food, you may have also wondered about finding alternative means of producing real food to feed the world. Nicole Vosper brings her experience with liberation permaculture and agroecology as a potential solution. These practices incorporate an ethic of … Continue reading

Love in abundance: Hana Low on the intersections between queer human and non-human animal liberation

Love in abundance: Hana Low on the intersections between queer human and non-human animal liberation

Many of us have heard of the term “trickle-down economics”, but Hana Low wants to introduce us to “trickle-up social justice”. Coined by Dean Spade, this term is the jumping off point of a talk Hana gives about the connections between fighting oppression for LGBTQ communities and non-human animals. Hana alludes to a few common … Continue reading