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Microsanctuary Movement Seed Grants for farmed animal care

By on March 28, 2016

Almost two years ago, we found out about the work of Justin and Rosemary Van Kleeck, who were building a new approach to farmed animal rescue and care. We were so impressed by their philosophy, and so determined to help

“In the pit of my stomach, I’ve come to realize, the moment of betrayal is far worse for the humanely raised individual than those raised on a factory farm”

By on October 6, 2015

Six-time Emmy winner Allison Argo has made animal- and nature-themed films (including Parrot Confidential) for more than 20 years, for PBS, National Geographic, and other broadcast outlets. Her work has won more than 100 awards internationally, and exposed worldwide audiences

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Farmed Animal Conference

By on May 25, 2015

This June 5-7 is the first-ever, first of its kind, Farmed Animal Conference for activists interested in farmed animal rescue, care, and advocacy. The event is organized by Northern California sanctuary Animal Place and takes place at their 600-acre Grass

Colombian Activist Juliana Castañeda Fights and Wins for Animals

By on September 5, 2014

When it comes to animal rights and the vegan ethic, Colombia is a country of conflict. In 2013, it became one of the first worldwide to ban circuses with wild/exotic or native animals, yet does virtually nothing to protect its

GRANT WINNER: The Microsanctuary Movement

By on July 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce the next recipient of The Thinking Vegan’s grants for animal activism: The Microsanctuary Movement, and co-organizers Justin and Rosemary Van Kleeck. The Microsanctuary Movement is a new model for rescuing farmed animals. As Justin wrote

GRANT WINNER: The Save Movement

By on April 29, 2014

The Save Movement is a mass-based, grassroots movement to collectively bear witness at transportation routes and outside slaughterhouses around the world.

Betrayal

By on December 31, 2013

I’ve been thinking about betrayal a lot lately. Particularly this version of Webster’s definition - be·tray verb bi-ˈtrā, bē- : to hurt (someone who trusts you, such as a friend or relative) by not giving help or by doing something morally wrong. I’ve been thinking about this in regards to nonhuman animals.

Meet Esther The Wonder Pig

By on December 28, 2013

A little over a week ago, I saw a few posts of a video of a pig go by on my news feed. I didn’t watch the video at the time for some reason. Then a friend sent me a

Emotional Struggle as Activists Confront Kapparot Ritual Slaughter

By on September 30, 2013

Activists in Los Angeles and New York hit the streets last month during the annual Jewish holidays to protest the ritual slaughter of chickens for Kapparot. In L.A., members of Faith Action for Animals, headed by Rabbi Jonathan Klein and

Kristoff’s happy cows and happy slaves

Kristoff’s happy cows and happy slaves

By on September 10, 2012

Op-ed writer Nicholas Kristoff’s Sunday piece “Where Cows Are Happy and Food is Healthy” explains that there are farms across the United States where the farmers love their animals, where the farms still have souls, unlike those big, bad factory

Top 10 Animal Rights News Stories of 2011

Top 10 Animal Rights News Stories of 2011

By on January 13, 2012

Can you stand another year-end list? Below are what we believe were the ten biggest news stories of 2011 for animal rights initiatives. While some of these generated massive amounts of ink and airtime, a few were important stories that