Was also “rewilding” advocate & outspoken opponent of immigration Dave Foreman, 74, died on September 19, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Born in 1947, the son of a U.S. Air Force sergeant, Foreman spent most of his life in and around Albuquerque, before, after, and during two decades of fame as the often controversial and […]
Who told the Atoka County cockfighters the cops were coming?
“From Atoka, head to Redden & turn right” STRINGTOWN, Oklahoma––Showing Animals Respect & Kindness founder Steve Hindi imagined on June 26, 2022 that Atoka County sheriff Tony Head took seriously his oath of office to enforce the laws of the State of Oklahoma, including the state law making cockfighting a felony. Hindi had tipped Head’s […]
Rodeo: busting up the animals in Nativity scenes in the name of Jesus Christ
by Eric Mills, coordinator, Action for Animals, Oakland, California “Cowboys, sensing—like gorillas—that their time has passed, cling ever more desperately to anachronistic styles, not willing to admit that the myth has degenerated, the traditions eroded to a point where attempting to sustain them falls somewhere between silliness and the outright ridiculous.” ––Larry McMurtry in the […]
E.O. Wilson, counter-evolutionary “evolutionary biologist,” dies at 92
E.O. Wilson considered himself the Charles Darwin of our time, but contradicted many basic Darwinian precepts Edward Osborne Wilson, 92, better known as E.O. Wilson, died on December 26, 2021 in Burlington, Massachusetts, 16 miles north of Cambridge, where he was for 46 years a star member of the Harvard University biology faculty. Wilson was perhaps […]
The animal rights movement is divided on abortion, by Vasu Murti
Even PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk admits “We’re divided” The long-awaited introduction of RU-486-based contraceptive dog and cat food has been delayed for at least 36 years, and may have been permanently forestalled by the use of RU-486 as Mifrepristone, the drug used to medically induce abortion, as ANIMALS 24-7 recently detailed in What RU-486 means […]
An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature by Jim Mason
Reviewed by Merritt Clifton 193 pages, paperback. $20.00. Lantern Publishing & Media, www.lanternpm.org The slimmed-and-trimmed 2021 edition of An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature, published 28 years after the first edition, is dated only by author Jim Mason’s new introduction, in which he acknowledges the many changes in the world occurring […]
“Cleansing the temple was an act of animal liberation” says Bible scholar
The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living & Nonviolence In Early Christianity by Keith Akers Lantern Books (128 2nd Place, Garden Suite Brooklyn, NY 11231), 2001. 260 pages, paperback. $20.00. Reviewed by Merritt Clifton Denver vegetarian advocate Keith Akers, perhaps best known for compiling A Vegetarian Sourcebook (1983), earned his B.A. in philosophy in 1970 at […]
Ice age rock art find exposes nearly 200 years of horse manure
The discovery does not improve the case for horses having survived the Ice Ages in the Americas CHIRIBIQUETTE NATIONAL PARK, Colombia––Images of ice age horses, among thousands of other animals painted along an eight-mile mural of rock art recently found in southern Colombia, have revived hopes among wild horse advocates––and Mormon literalists––that horses somehow remained […]
Poland moves to ban fur farms & kosher/halal meat exports––why?
Proposed law may be more about Catholic nationalist politics, anti-Semitism, and COVID-19 than about concern for animals WARSAW, Poland––Is a new omnibus animal protection law recently proposed in Poland really all about animals, driven in part by concern that mink farming may be a reservoir for the pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus? Or is the proposed […]
Drove out the snakes? What did St. Patrick do with the Irish wolves?
He made friends with them! DUBLIN, TEL AVIV, ROME––As of St. Patrick’s Day 2019, there are still no wild snakes in Ireland, more than 1,660 years after the patron saint of Ireland allegedly drove them all out. Paleontologists say there were never any wild snakes in Ireland in the first place. But there were […]