Eco and Vegan Giveaways!

Tune in for our weekly news segment, and a fun holiday program. We’ll be talking to Marisa King, one of the founders of the vegan and environmentally-friendly company, Comondi. We’ll discuss “green consumerism”, the small-scale suppliers behind the products, negotiating economics and activism, and what King wishes she’d known years ago about running a business. She’ll … Continue reading

From a Renaissance Radical to Talking Pigs: Dr. Erica Fudge’s Take on History and Culture

We often look back on previous eras with moral righteousness, but how far have we really come in our treatment of animals? How complete is any history that fails to acknowledge the enormous role animals have played in shaping human culture, and our self-identity? Historians have rarely regarded animals as a serious topic of study. … Continue reading

Feminism, Animals, and Science: Interview with Dr. Lynda Birke

Please join us for a conversation with esteemed feminist biologist, Lynda Birke. With numerous titles to her name, including The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People (co-authored, 2007), Feminism and the Biological Body (2000), Feminism, Animals, and Science: The Naming of the Shrew (1994), among others, Birke has been breaking new ground for over three decades. … Continue reading

Literature and The Postcolonial Animal: An Interview with Philip Armstrong

Literature and The Postcolonial Animal: An Interview with Philip Armstrong

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? (To escape the factory farm? To find somewhere good to dust bathe?) A: Or, maybe, the chicken crossed the road to knock on Philip Armstrong’s door. In Armstrong’s prize-winning essay, “Sympathy”, he writes about a chicken who mysteriously appeared at his home and quickly made herself comfortable, … Continue reading

Rescue, Shelter, and Education: The Ferret Aid Society Speaks

When people think of vivisection, ferrets aren’t usually the first animals who spring to mind. Or, similarly, mention animal cruelty investigations, and people tend to imagine cats and dogs. While ferrets are plagued by cultural stereotypes that they stink and love to bite, The Ferret Aid Society offers a very different interpretation of these inquisitive animals. … Continue reading