Veganism and Animal Rights

By Stephan Voigt | Veganism and Animal Rights

Consciousness and self-awareness

As explained in the page on the problem of consciousness, consciousness can be defined as the state of having experiences. Conscious states, or …

Consciousness

The Psychology of Becoming Vegan

Sandra Higgins, BSc (Hons) Psych, MSc Couns Psych, MBPsS, Counselling Psychologist.<p>Unsurprisingly, many people consider going vegan in January. The …

Vegan

It’s the Year of the Rooster in More Ways than One!

In case you haven’t been reading your Chinese placemats lately, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. And we are kicking the year off with a new …

Cognitive Science

Introducing Holistic Nonviolence

Holistic nonviolence is an emerging path for personal transformation and social evolution, offering an all-inclusive vision of compassion and …

Die Kunst der friedlichen Verwandlung

Inspiriert durch die Worte und Taten der frühen Verfechter für soziale Gerechtigkeit kreieren wir Dokumentarfilme, aufklärerische Webseiten, …

Animal advocates should focus on antispeciesism, not veganism - Sentience Politics

This website is an archive. For Sentience Politics’s political initiatives in the German-speaking area, visit sentience-politics.org. For effective …

Veganism

How big government helps big dairy sell milk

Paper Concludes Pigs Are Behaviorally, Cognitively, Emotionally Complex Individuals

With intriguing descriptions of the abilities of pigs, a new white paper concludes that “pigs are not very different from the dogs and cats we share …

Animals

The Witness - A Life-Changing Film from Tribe of Heart

The Witness--an award winning, life-changing documentary about the human-animal relationship featuring the inspiring story of Eddie Lama. May be the …

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

A riveting story of transformation and healing, this film explores the awakening conscience of several farmers who have now come to question the …

Encouraging Truth, Transparency and Integrity in Animal Advocacy

EXPERTS SPEAK OUT<p><b>Harold Brown</b>, former beef farmer<br>I have often heard the word humane used in relation to meat, dairy, eggs, and other things like …

A Guide to next steps for viewers of Tribe of Heart films

LEARN more about animals, food, farming & peaceable living<p><b>Animals</b> <b><br>Respecting the individual</b><br>How to get involved with advocating for animals, preserving …

the art of peaceful transformation

Inspired by the words and deeds of social justice visionaries of past eras, we create documentary films, educational web sites, critical thinking …

Why don’t vegans eat honey? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Of all the things we vegans avoid, honey categorically invites the most eye rolls. For some reason people can wrap their heads around the “no meat, no …

Different ethical theories

We all act in certain ways. Our acts and the ultimate reasons behind them are what constitute our morals. We act according to goals we intend to …

Speciesism

In the world in which we live there is much discrimination, of many different types. Discrimination occurs when someone is given less moral …

The argument from relevance

There are people who argue that in order to be fully respected one must belong to the human species. In addition, those who reject the full moral …

Dear Science: Can we help wild animals? - Sentience Politics

This website is an archive. For Sentience Politics’s political initiatives in the German-speaking area, visit sentience-politics.org. For effective …

Ecology

Diet and climate

Every year a few billion of the Earth’s human population unnecessarily kill 70 billion land animals and trillions of fishes for food. Every …

Climate

Why Plant Crops Don’t Kill More Wildlife than Pasture Raised Animals

Picture this: You're a harvest mouse who lives in a wheat field. Being a mouse, you have excellent hearing and can easily pick up sounds that a human …

Wildlife

"Voiceless" - A Blue Freedom Film - Official Documentary 2016

Extending our circle of compassion: Zoe Weil at TEDxYouth@JBMHS

Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals

We all agree that animals matter morally, and that it is wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals. Although we may disagree about …

Michael Vick

Eating Animals: Addressing Our Most Common Justifications

Whether you’ve come to this page as a vegan looking for better, more reasoned responses to the common justifications for eating animals or you are …

Intention-Based Moral Reactions Distort Intuitions about Wild Animals | Essays on Reducing Suffering

by Brian Tomasik<br>First written: 4 Sept. 2013; last update: 25 Jan. 2017<p>Summary<p>Intuitions about the intentionality of harm are relevant for moral …

Oscar Horta - Why Animal Suffering is Overwhelmingly Prevalent in Nature

What is it like to make eye contact with a dying whale?

Veganism

Veganism is a moral position that opposes exploiting and otherwise harming nonhuman animals. This includes what we do directly, such as hunting or …

Why we should give moral consideration to individuals rather than species

It is often believed that species should be considered and preserved because they have some sort of value in themselves, a value unrelated to what’s …

Conservation