A common criticism is that the time is not yet ripe for our reform

A common criticism is that the time is not yet ripe for our reform. Can time ever be ripe for any reform unless it is ripened by human determination? Did Wilberforce wait for the “ripening” of time before he commenced his fight against slavery? Did Edwin Chadwick, Lord Shaftesbury, and Charles Kingsley wait for such …

Want to make veganism more popular? Start by talking about it.

By spreading vegetarian education rather than vegan education, we collaborate in the subjugation (however unintentionally) of nonhuman animals. The baseline is veganism. The fact that it is not immediately appealing for 100% of all people everywhere is not the point. Veganism is the goal. It can be incrementally achieved, but it remains the goal. To …

Let us never silence our voices in defense of nonhuman animals

Let us never silence our voices in defense of nonhuman animals, no matter how uncomfortable it may be to speak the truth in our deeply speciesist society. The suffering and dying enslaved by humans don’t have time for ineffective or counterproductive advocacy. We need to dedicate ourselves to abolition and strike at the roots by …

Sick of getting Gestapo'ed by the vegan Fun Police

The OTHER reason for me posing this challenge to Seattle’s meatless community was that I was sick of getting Gestapo’ed by the vegan Fun Police every time I wrote about getting a little pig in me. I was sick of all the ridiculous comments by militant jerk-offs trolling around the site and trying to convert …