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Fighting Seals: Reflections on Daniel D’Amico’s Defense of Factory Farming

The written form of this lecture originally appeared in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. ___________________________________________________________________________ Abstract In a written defense of factory farming, Daniel D’Amico argues that our instinct to prioritize human life over animal life in certain lifeboat

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On Wolves Attacking Deer

Here is another piece of my exchange with Professor Block. It, too, has been edited some. _____________________________  Dear Tommy: I can’t resist this one. If we humans violate animal rights by killing them, don’t they violate each other’s rights by

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Is “Humane” Meat Production Realistic?

I recently received an email from Walter Block, and our debate over the treatment of animals quickly started up again. A snippet (edited slightly for clarity) is posted below. I hope to add more soon. _____________________________ Dear Walter, Hello! It’s been

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Democracy Summer Talk

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My Performance at the 2017 Compassion Over Killing Winter Celebration

Thank you to the amazing Leona Amosah for recording it.

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DC VegFest Performance

I met some amazing folks at DC Veg Fest a few weeks ago (including Grey, who appears at the end of this video!). Sharing “Where War Begins” with so many passionate vegans and soon-to-be vegans absolutely made my day. Shout

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Remembering Dick Gregory and Debating Animal Rights

I’ve been thinking a lot about Dick Gregory, a dazzling comedian, sharp social critic, and tireless civil rights and antiwar activist who passed away last Saturday. A life like his gives us so much to contemplate, but I keep returning

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