Ah, humans. We’re always up to something.
- “I Am Not an Animal”: “This project explores how the psychological dynamics of our fear of death shape our relationships with other animals, leading to our need to claim superiority over them in ways that are often exploitative and abusive.” (Via The Ghosts in Our Machine)
- Emotion Work in Animal Rights Activism: A Moral-Sociological Perspective: “While participation in the animal protection movement can impart a deep sense of purpose it can also involve navigating a host of emotions on a near-daily basis… It is important for advocates to recognize these emotional costs and look to self care when needed. This will not only strengthen the individual but the movement as a whole.” (Via Carnism Awareness & Action Network)
- Law Enforcement Today article warns police not to kill family dogs: “Law enforcement officers have now officially been warned in a trade publication not to shoot family dogs… What was acceptable behavior for an officer ten years ago may be considered entirely unethical in this period of time. This includes how the family dog is to be treated.”
- Does Wearing Vintage Fur Instead of New Fur Make You a Better Person?: “Like, say, a vegetarian who occasionally eats chicken, the capacity that we have to trick ourselves into thinking that we’re sticking to our moral code—even as we deviate from it—is astounding. As usual.”
Image: The Kimmela Center in Action