News "Feed" and Bits

[Links active as of date posted]

-14 September 2021. This is from 2016 but still highly relevant: Dr. David Steele talks about animal consciousness, animal lives, and human waste.
-1 September 2021. Ashland Creek Press is running a contest for "new environmental literature" - environmentalism, sustainability, and animal protection. Fiction and nonfiction. The 2021 Siskiyou Prize winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a two-week residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology during the 2022-23 residency season. All unpublished manuscripts submitted to the prize will be considered for publication by Ashland Creek Press. 
-1 September 2021. Review of Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer.
-15 August 2021. What do animal and human rights have in common? Ask Mohandas K. Gandhi, the non-violent ethicist par excellence who started out as a vegetarian activist in London. International Vegetarian Union.
-15 August 2021. Zoomorphic: In Celebration and Defense of Wild Animals. [Defunct?]
-11 August 2021. Rewilding from a deer's perspective, by John Yunker.
-1 August 2021. Animals' Best Friends by Barbara J. King. Book review.
-31 July 2021. Abused animals who can't run or scream: fish.
-8 July 2021. Factory Farming Awareness Coalition.
-2 July 2021. The Sustainability Mindset Principles, a book by Isabel Rimanoczy reviewed by Gregory F. Tague.
-12 June 2021. Against zoos by Dale Jamieson, 1985.
-8 June 2021. Steve Carver, et al. Guiding principles for rewilding, in Conservation Biology.
-14 May 2021. How the world looks to a vegan.
-25 April 2021. From a few years ago but still relevant, the questionable practice of growing lab meat, by David Steele.
-12 April 2021. If you are a feminist, why are you drinking dairy? Here.
-7 April 2021. "Primates are not..." essay by Gregory F. Tague in Trace: Journal of Human-Animal Studies.
-3 April 2021. Animals deserve gender pronouns. NPR.
-25 March 2021. Ecologist Carl Safina on what he eats.
-20 March 2021. Kids say no more great apes or elephants in zoos.
-12 March 2021. Valuing ecosystems will help save the planet. Nature.
-24 February 2021. The Madras Hight Court wants to prohibit ownership of elephants. 
-21 February 2021. Animal behavior expert and author Dr. Jennifer Verdolin interviewed Gregory Tague on the subject of his book, An Ape Ethic. Listen here.
-19 February 2021. Lenten reflection for the "animals."
-13 January 2021. Poor farming threatens biodiversity and efficient food production; the shift in Western nations should be away from meat and dairy. Anthropocene Magazine.
-10 January 2021. Animal wildlife crossing in San Antonio
-19 December 2020. Review essay by Gregory F. Tague of Marjolein Oele's unique book E-Co-Affectivity.
-18 December 2020. We've added more to the Resources page, including the Knowing Animals podcasts - check it out!
-10 December 2020. What can you do to heal the planet and make it more habitable for all species? Read some practical suggestions here.
-9 December 2020. Some links from an interesting webinar on animal farming and climate change I attended today. The Animals' Manifesto. Biocyclic vegan agriculture. Is lab-grown meat good news for animals? 
-26 November 2020. Professor Tague reads from his book An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood, particularly from the Conclusion and a section on gardens. HERE.
-21 November 2020. Just in time for "Thanksgiving." Mighty Microgreens. They are very high in nutrients, and you can grow them at home. Read about it Here.
-15 November 2020. Scientific confirmation, as if we did not already know, that animals suffer brain damage - to the point of going crazy - in captivity. Here.
-1 November 2020. Conservationist David Johns on justice for nonhumans.
-29 October 2020. Carl Sagan - environmentalist for animal rights. 
-18 October 2020. We are pleased to nominate the following works for the next Pushcart Prize. 1. Wendy Galgan, for her poem: "Here, in the gloaming...." (published 6 August 2020); 2. Catherine Evleshin for her fiction: "Elephant Sense" (published 1 October 2020). Congratulations and best of luck. You can read about the Pushcart Prize HERE
-16 October 2020. Evan Nicholls review of new poetry collection by Anne Whitehouse, on Bibliotekos
-15 October 2020. Literary Veganism has merited inclusion in the Poets & Writers magazine database.
-29 September 2020. Lawsuit challenges U.S. factory farms and slaughterhouses. 
-25 September 2020. Pim Martens, Sustanimalism: A Sustainable Perspective on the Relationship Between Human and Non-human Animals. Book.
-4 September 2020. Animal-free chicken protein foods for dogs and cats, Bond Pet Foods.
-2 September 2020. Can humanity cause a mass extinction without any consequences? Of course not, says Eileen Crist.
-21 August 2020. International Vegan Film Festival.
-20 August 2020. Black vegans to check out.
-20 August 2020. From the other (far) side: how the beef industry sees rational, vegan activists, writers, and business people. The ads are amusing. HERE.
-19 August 2020. I teach at St. Francis College, and we always talk of "Franciscan values." A pertinent question for readers of these pages might be, Was St. Francis a vegetarian? Considering his poverty, a life of begging, and the times in which he lived, he was probably not a certified vegan. He is, however, known as the lover of animals. Values and beliefs are not static. What if St. Francis lived among us today? Considering all the dietary options, would he be vegan? Here's a reflection (granted from 2017) by a Franciscan Brother on the topic.
-9 August 2020. The pandemic bomb we dropped on nature. Kerry Bowman.
-10 August 2020. Sympathy for Cecil the lion. Article by Eric S. Godoy.
-5 August 2020. Review of Debra Rosenman's book The Chimpanzee Chronicles (essay by Gregory F. Tague)
-5 August 2020. Review of David Wood's book Thinking Plant Animal Human (essay by Gregory F. Tague).
-2 August 2020. Don't blame cats for destroying wildlife
-17 July 2020. Problem-solving pigs.
-16 July 2020. Heavy Metal Veganism. Yes. In Avatar, the Swedish band.
-14 July 2020. Eat plants, not meat. American Cancer Society guidelines.
-8 July 2020. The United Nations warns that unless measures are taken to protect biodiversity and shield it from human incursion, there will be many more pandemics. 
-15 June 2020. Plant Based Data. Explore the Best Research on the Benefits of a Plant-Based Lifestyle.  
-9 May 2020. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Meat is not essential.
-30 April 2020. What if non-humans had a political voice? Joe Gray.
-18 April 2020. Chickens do not suffer less than other animals.
-15 April 2020. Professor Tague's book on apes as moral individuals because of their land ethic as ecological engineers makes Animal Rights Watch.
-14 April 2020. "Our Cruel Treatment of Animals Led to the Coronavirus." Philosopher David Benatar.
-10 April 2020. Earth Day and Darwin's Worms. A short Video.
-4 April 2020. "Meat Kills" by philosopher Elisa Aaltola. And, "Factory Farms: A Hotspot for Emerging Pandemics."
-2 April 2020. "New research suggests industrial livestock, not wet markets, might be the origin of Covid 19." HERE.
-2 April 2020. Dr. Michael W. Fox on what the corona virus is telling us: "Continuing to consume animals as a basic food-source, marketing ever more vaccines and having ever more children, the rich and poor alike will be subject to the indiscriminate justice of natural law until we all abide in greater harmony with other species as well as with each other."
-15 March 2020. VOX Coronavirus video.
-14 March 2020. Professor Tague is interviewed by Mark Bekoff in Psychology Today.
-12 March 2020. Your coronavirus comes from exploiting, slaughtering, and eating animals. Face it. Gene Baur.
-11 March 2020. Vegan athletes. Yep. Other famous vegans.
-8 March 2020. "The Hidden Biases that Drive Anti-Vegan Hatred." BBC.
-23 February 2020. Marc Bekoff and Eva Meijer talk about animal languages, HERE.
-23 February 2020. An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood. New monograph by Professor Tague. Subjects: Environmental Ethics and Animal Studies. Available 15 April 2020. Pre-order at publisher's site, HERE.
-2 February 2020. "Stop Treating Animals as 'Invaders' for Simply Trying to Exist." Jeff Sebo and Marina Bolotnikova. 
-30 June 2020. Killing is not the answer. Representative Max Rose says he advocates killing deer in the highly populated NYC borough of Staten Island. 
-30 January 2020. Some sites of interest. E.O. Wilson's Biodiversity Foundation. Animal rights and bioethics philosopher Jessica Pierce.
-17 January 2020. Did you know that cows talk to each other about how they feel? Video of Ph.D. researcher Alexandra Green Here. And by conservation biologist Marc Bekoff Here.
-11 January 2020. The Story of Jimmy. A video from August 2019.
-7 January 2020. Actor Joaquin Phoenix on why he's vegan. Here.
-7 January 2020. Here's an essay by John Kinsella about being a vegan for three decades - appears in The Conversation.
-22 December 2019. We are not making any promises, but it's possible that some writing published in this journal, Literary Veganism, could be considered for the anticipated paperback anthology to be published by Bibliotekos. 
-21 December 2019. Related to the efforts of this journal, there is a new Call for writing - a new (anticipated) paperback anthology called Literary Veganism. We depend on quality submissions to produce the book. Check the Calls page of the Bibliotekos website 
-21 December 2019. We are a new online journal, just launched. Help us thrive by submitting quality work. See the Submissions tab, please, for guidelines.