Working Towards a World Without Slaughterhouses: Activists Discuss Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Campaign at St. Helen’s Meat Packers

Working Towards a World Without Slaughterhouses: Activists Discuss Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Campaign at St. Helen’s Meat Packers

  On November 6, 2014, activists held a peaceful vigil and sit-in with the purpose of disrupting “business-as-usual” at St. Helen’s Meat Packers. Activists, many of whom were inspired by bearing witness with the Toronto Cow Save and other Animal Saves, attempted to block an incoming transport truck from reaching the plant. As the truck … Continue reading

Let’s Make Fur History

Let’s Make Fur History

Adrian Nelson, with the Fur-Bearer Defenders in Canada, joins Animal Voices to speak about campaigning against fur, specifically about #MakeFurHistory The Fur-Bearer Defenders have worked with LUSH Cosmetics and the Montreal SPCA to unveil shocking footage obtained in 2014. We discuss the landscape of fur farms and how they continue to operate in our backyards … Continue reading

Fish in the Tomatoes! Joan Reddy on how GM Foods Affect Animals and the Environment

Fish in the Tomatoes! Joan Reddy on how GM Foods Affect Animals and the Environment

Although many vegans skillfully avoid consuming meat, dairy, and eggs in defiance of the industries that raise and kill non-human animals for food, Joan Reddy explains that genetically modified foods, even some vegan ones, can be extremely harmful to non-human and human animals, as well as the environment. Advocates for organic food often cite that … Continue reading

Jo-Anne McArthur and We Animals: Directing a Lens toward Animal Liberation

Jo-Anne McArthur and We Animals: Directing a Lens toward Animal Liberation

We, Animal Voices, are happy to present our interview with We Animals author and photojournalist, Jo-Anne McArthur. Her book is a powerful collection of photographs that illuminate the horrendous conditions of animals around the world who live as captives in zoos, farms, rodeos, and circuses. It also features the joyous faces of animals who were … Continue reading

Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Hunting. Mining. Pipelines. These are just a few of the threats that Tommy Knowles and the Wildlife Defense League are blockading in order to protect our natural world. After the launch of Operation Great Bear in September, the WDL has allied with the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation to successfully prevent trophy hunters from … Continue reading

Storytelling as a Form of Resistance: Coco Riot on Mythology, Spanish Nationality and Extinction

Storytelling as a Form of Resistance: Coco Riot on Mythology, Spanish Nationality and Extinction

Coco Riot, a queer Spanish artist believes art is not a tool for social change but social change itself. “I feel that my art practice deals with a lot of powerful, mythical creatures oppressed by society in a labyrinth of rules and punishments,” says Coco. Symbolic imagery is something Coco is drawn to in order … Continue reading

You can’t humanewash genocide. Riaz Sayani-Mulji on Israel’s Use of Vegan Propaganda to Normalize Apartheid, Genocide, and Ethnic Cleansing

You can’t humanewash genocide. Riaz Sayani-Mulji on Israel’s Use of Vegan Propaganda to Normalize Apartheid, Genocide, and Ethnic Cleansing

Israel’s claims to be leading the vegan revolution with vegan tourism, sympathetic politicians, misanthropic intellectuals, and accommodations for soldiers in the Israel Defence Forces. What does veganism have to do with what is going on in Palestine? Although there is seemingly a growing movement for animals in Israel, it is important to recognize that this … Continue reading