Harmful Practice: Hunting/Fishing

Changing the Game: Animal Liberation in the Twenty-First Century

“Norm Phelps has long been one of the leading theoreticians, historians, and strategists of the animal advocacy movement. His new book collects his recent writings on this subject, as well as offers in print for the first time a fully revised and updated version of the e-book he published with Lantern in 2013 (978-1-59056-379-3). Phelps argues that faced with the overwhelming wealth and power of the animal exploitation industries, animal activists are like David trying to stand up to Goliath. But rather than following the unsuccessful strategies of the past, Phelps proposes that we change the game by adopting David’s strategy of refusing to play by Goliath’s rules. Additional essays explore class and race in animal advocacy, the place of public policy vs. private morality in creating social change, and the unyielding barrier of human exceptionalism. Trenchant, wise, and deeply committed to the reduction of suffering and the liberation of animals, Changing the Game is sure to offer animal advocates much food for thought as the movement charts a way forward for all sentient beings. “

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Center for Ecoliteracy

“The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to cultivating education for sustainable living. We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices.”

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Build Your Own Toolkit

“Welcome to TCA’s exclusive resource search application….All of the campaigners’ resources in our extensive collection have been tagged with keywords to help you find what’s most helpful to you or your organisation.”

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Born Free USA – Latest News and Work

Latest News and Work. “Born Free USA, a 501(c)(3) organization, believes that every individual animal matters. Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film Born Free, the organization works locally, nationally, and internationally to protect threatened wildlife and end wild animal cruelty and suffering in all its forms. Not only does our conservation work occur in communities, classrooms, courtrooms, and the halls of Congress, we also operate the largest primate sanctuary in the United States.”

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Bioneers

“For almost 30 years, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of game-changing social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other through our acclaimed annual national conference, award-winning media, local Bioneers Network events, and visionary programs and initiatives.”

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Association Defensa Derechos Animal (Defending Animal Rights)

“The Association’s work and aims are based mainly on the following areas: Denounce the abuse and ill treatment of animals. Promote and participate in drawing up appropriate legal standards. Pressurise through acts of protest or vindication. Information and awareness campaigns. Preparing and publishing educational programmes. Editing publications and awareness material. Promote participation platforms in favour of respecting animals. The people that direct the NGO, and set up activity programmes, do so full time, voluntarily and generously.”

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Association for the Protection of Animals “Anima Mundi”

“The ANIMA MUNDI Animal Welfare Association is a citizen association created to initiate a commitment and public fight against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation by humans. We aim at individual and collective change of human consciousness and spreading awareness of the true nature of animals as beings that experience pain, suffering, fear. We believe that all living beings who feel they have a right to life and freedom. The ultimate goal of ANIMA MUNDI is to abolish all forms of animal abuse, torture and exploitation. ANIMA MUNDI’s vision is a humane world – a world free of violence, torture, exploitation of animals by humans and their perception as conscious and sensitive living beings naturally entitled to life and liberty. The mission of the association is to incite and lead the fight against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation by humans and act through 1) education (dissemination of information in order to create individual and collective awareness); 2) lobbying and cooperating with institutions for favorable legal framework and implementation of laws; as well as through 3) active field work. In this way it will contribute to the protection of animals and humanization of the Macedonian society as a whole.”

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Animals Agenda

“At the heart of the animal advocacy movement is an uncompromising commitment to compassion for all sentient beings, human and nonhuman alike. Any action that claims to be in the name of furthering animal protection but which results, directly or indirectly, in real or threatened suffering, pain, and/or taking of human or animal life is totally antithetical to this ethic of compassion that guides our actions for a more humane world.”

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Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

Book: “A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances, and unlike Tom Regan, Francione’s theory applies to all sentient beings, not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities.”

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Animals Australia

“We are Australia’s leading animal protection organisation. Our investigations and campaigns are recognised the world over. We unite millions of people who believe in a world where animals are free from cruelty….Our Mission: -Investigate, expose and raise community awareness of animal cruelty. -Provide animals with the strongest representation possible to Government and other decision-makers. -Educate, inspire, empower and enlist the support of the community to prevent and prohibit animal cruelty. -Strengthen the animal protection movement.”

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Animals In Print

“Welcome to Animals In Print – A Newsletter concerned with Animal Rights. We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.”

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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach – Resources

Information, pamphlets, cards, posters on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Available in multiple languages. “The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.”

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Animalia Media

“Animalia is a civic and expert association promoting animal rights. We work especially for fur animals, farm animals and experimental animals. Animalia is an animal rights advisory and non-governmental organization established in 1961. Animalia is opposed to animal treatment that causes animal suffering or essentially prevents their species-specific behavior. Animals cannot speak for themselves: they need an organization of people who care about animal welfare. Animalia demands that animal welfare and rights are better taken into account in legislation, education and our everyday relationships with animals. Animalia’s work is based on both experience and research results.”

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Animal Rights National Conference

“The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement’s annual national conference. It is the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. This year’s event will take place July 25-28, 2019 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center just outside Washington, DC. With 100 presenters from more than 60 organizations across the movement, the conference offers a variety of educational and networking opportunities including activist support workshops, group discussions, 100+ exhibits (free to visitors), film screenings, and so much more. Our multilayered program informs and inspires newcomers, trains and empowers activists, and strengthens the animal rights movement to advance our shared mission of creating a world free of animal exploitation. #AR2019 strives to be a safe space, inclusive and accessible to all. In an effort to minimize financial barriers, we offer registration discounts, working opportunities, and full or partial scholarships. For those who can afford more, we invite you to join us as an individual sponsor and/or make a donation toward our scholarship fund.”

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Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

Book: “Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them. In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.”

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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

“The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.”

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Animal Friends Croatia

“Animal Friends is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2001 with the aim to promote animal protection and animal rights as well as veganism, as ethical, ecological and healthy lifestyle. Animal Friends Croatia is a member organization of EVU, Eurogroup for Animals, ECEAE, FFA, IAFC and OIPA.”

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Animal Hero Kids

“OUR MISSION: Fostering empathy and kindness in children and teens by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.”

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Animal Hero Kids – Blog

Blog for Animal Hero Kids. “Susan travels the world celebrating, courageous and compassionate action by kids and teens. She infuses Animal Hero Kids with the passion, wisdom and determination acquired during a lifetime devoted to animal activism. By zeroing in on kindness education, Susan plays an essential role supporting, encouraging and empowering youth to build a more compassionate world for all animals. Animal Hero Kids’ dynamic volunteer executive director, Susan creates and presents interactive humane education programs around the globe. Each exciting presentation concludes with cruelty-free vegan fare. “

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Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World

Book: “Why do some animal protection efforts succeed while others fail? Discover how more than 80 leading advocates create change for animals. You’ll learn a seven-step system with techniques that are transforming advocacy… and the world. Find out what it takes to be effective personally and in organizations from grassroots to global. Engaging stories and practical how-tos make Animal Impact a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about helping animals. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of today’s most respected animal advocates are making a difference. An innovative, easy-to-remember framework summarizes key points for action. Newcomers can get a fast start to high-impact advocacy. Veterans in the field will benefit from fresh ways of thinking, as well as new methods to apply. The lessons are useful for individual advocates, volunteers, frontline staff, program and campaign managers, executive directors, board members, and funders. Though written for people seeking to influence others, the insight on what separates winning efforts from disappointments will also interest movement observers and students of social change.”

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Animal Charity Evaluators

“Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States dedicated to finding and advocating for highly effective opportunities to improve the lives of animals. ACE aids compassionate givers, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We strive to identify ways to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of animals on a wide scale, while continuously updating our recommendations based on new evidence. We oppose all systems of oppression and recognize that they are connected and mutually reinforcing.”

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All-Creatures.org

“We are dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics. Unconditional love and compassion is the foundation of our peaceful means of accomplishing this goal for all of God’s creatures, whether human or otherwise.”

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All Animals

“All Animals, our award-winning magazine, is packed with stories about how your donations are changing the world for animals. Inside each issue, we give you the latest on how you’re helping us fight for all animals, as well as profiles of people on the front lines, tips for caring for your pets and protecting wildlife, heartwarming tales of rescue and rehab, actions you can take and more. Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched, All Animals will inspire you and keep you informed on the issues you care about.”

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Advocacy for Animals

“We present Advocacy for Animals as a source of information, a call to action, and a stimulus to thought regarding humanity’s relationship with nonhuman animals. We support worldwide efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals, to develop scientific understanding of their nature, to promote their well-being, and to protect and restore the natural environment.”

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Advocate for Animals!: An Abolitionist Vegan Handbook

“This book is a call to action. Since the beginning of time, there have been—in total—about 110 billion humans who have lived and died. We kill more nonhuman animals than that every single year. Think about that for a second. Our exploitation of nonhumans represents violence on a scale that is unparalleled. The largest number of animals we kill is for food—about 60 billion land animals and at least one trillion sea animals killed annually. And there are many billions more killed every year for various other reasons, including biomedical research, entertainment, and sport….In Advocate for Animals! – An Abolitionist Vegan Handbook, Gary Francione and Anna Charlton, two of the original pioneers of this Abolitionist movement, provide a practical guide about how you can become an effective voice in this most important movement for justice. They give you all sorts of ideas of how to advocate, and provide many examples of actual discussions so that you can see the sorts of approaches you can use in your own discussions with others.”

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Adventist Peace Fellowship

“From the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s earliest beginnings, many of its members have dedicated their lives to working for peace and social justice “for the healing of the nations.” The Adventist legacy of social engagement has not always been a proud or heroic one, yet the Adventist tradition, at its best, has inspired—and continues to inspire—a passionate commitment to peacemaking, human rights, care for the environment, and solidarity with persons of all beliefs or none for the sake of the common good. The Adventist Peace Fellowship (APF) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2001 that seeks to raise consciousness about the centrality of peacemaking and social justice to the beliefs and heritage of Adventists. We support public service, activism, advocacy, and scholarship that reflects the radical spirit of many Adventist pioneers. We welcome all Adventists and friends of Adventists to join our network and to add their voices and their talents to the work of peacemaking.”

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A Humane World – Kitty Block’s Blog

Categories: Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Equine, Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International, Investigations, Opposition, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals.

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A guide to green careers

“Make A Living, Make A Difference. Renewability. Sustainability. Efficiency. These three words describe the engine that will drive the economic growth in the near future and for decades to come. As the world’s economy goes, so goes its jobs market. This guidebook has been created to help readers better understand exactly what lies ahead for job seekers in a renewable, sustainable and more efficient world. If you are interested in finding a career where you can make a difference while making a living, this guidebook is for you.”

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WWF-Australia – Newsroom

Latest news and blogs on conservation issues. “WWF partners with governments, businesses, communities and individuals to address a range of pressing environmental issues. Our work is founded on science, our reach is international and our mission is exact – to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature. “

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Worldwatch Institute – Bookstore

Relevant books. “Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.”

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WWF – News

Categories: Climate | Forests | Freshwater | Marine | Species. “WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries and territories. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.”

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WWF-Australia

“WWF has a long and proud history. We’ve been a leading voice for nature for more than half a century, working in 100 countries on six continents with the help of over five million supporters. Passionate and dedicated people like you. WWF partners with governments, businesses, communities and individuals to address a range of pressing environmental issues. Our work is founded on science, our reach is international and our mission is exact – to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature. As the seventh largest member of the WWF Network, WWF-Australia has a challenging brief. We’re striving to conserve biodiversity in Australia and throughout the Oceania region. It’s a big task and not one we can tackle alone. But together we can.”

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World Animal Protection – News

News categories: Animals in the wild. Education. Animals in farming. Promoting global animal welfare. Animals in entertainment. Animals in disasters. Animals in communities. “We are World Animal Protection. We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals.”

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World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

Book: “Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage. By eating the plants and animals of our earth, we literally incorporate them. It is also through this act of eating that we partake of our culture’s values and paradigms at the most primal levels. It is becoming increasingly obvious, however, that the choices we make about our food are leading to environmental degradation, enormous human health problems, and unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creatures. Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates. The World Peace Diet suggests how we as a species might move our consciousness forward so that we can be more free, more intelligent, more loving, and happier in the choices we make.”

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World Animal Protection

“We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals.”

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Who Are THEY?

“…But a small group of citizens have managed to escape mind control by the corporatocracy. Either to heal their own disease, or out of concern for their planet, or out of mercy for the creatures themselves– they have stopped eating the creatures. As their addictions to the flesh foods subside, their sensibilities recover and they awaken to the vast deception, corruption, and destruction perpetrated by the corporatocracy….”

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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

Book: “This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as “a masterpiece” by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as “marvelous” by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin’s The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.”

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Viva Foundation! Action for Animals

“Viva Foundation! Action for Animals deals with the fight for improving the fate of animals. This goal is pursued by a whole range of activities – from reacting in cases of abuse of animals and handling cases in courts against their tormentors through training of state institutions to carrying out large-scale campaigns and information campaigns promoting the ethical treatment of animals. It also encourages adoption of shelter animals and stigmatises inhumane and unethical practices of companies and individuals. The Foundation’s mission is charitable and educational activities in the area of: care and assistance to homeless, abandoned or cruelly treated animals. Supporting activities in the field of environmental protection. Promotion and dissemination of information on healthy lifestyle and nutrition.”

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Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come

Blog. “Veganism is an ethical position; a way of life showing basic respect to all animals; opposing exploitation, objectification, enslavement, sexual violation (breeding / inseminating), and the violent assault of animals. Vegans don’t buy animal-tested products, nor products or practices that exploit animals for clothing, food, entertainment, toiletries, etc. Vegan living is a social justice issue that holds far-reaching sociological and environmental benefits. I am a vegan for 40 years. We can live vegan, so we should. All animals, because they are conscious and feeling, can suffer, and want to live. Therefor, they deserve the birth-right not to be violently assaulted and used like they are a thing, rather than the someone they truly are.”

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VeganeAktion

“Vegan Gal – Change Your Food, Change Your Life (diet weight health nutrition vegetarian vegan)… Earthlings (Vegan Animal Rights) Documentation… Behind the Mask [2006, Shannon Keith][Vegan Animal Rights Liberation]”

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Vegan Publishers – Blog

“Vegan Publishers was formed in 2013 with a mission to publish a range of books that promote social consciousness and awareness related to veganism. We are interested in publishing books for adults and children that focus on positive themes emphasizing justice and respect for all living beings. Vegan Publishers hopes to be at the forefront of the growing societal trend towards vegan living.”

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Vegan Publishers

“Vegan Publishers was formed in 2013 with a mission to publish a range of books that promote social consciousness and awareness related to veganism. We are interested in publishing books for adults and children that focus on positive themes emphasizing justice and respect for all living beings. Vegan Publishers hopes to be at the forefront of the growing societal trend towards vegan living.”

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Vegan World 2026! Conference

“YEAR ZERO : 2026 is the year when 100% of wild vertebrates are projected to disappear with current trends if the mainstream, egocentric consumer culture of normalized violence continues unchecked. Since 2026 is just 8 short years from now, this is a “Holy Shift” moment for humanity! Vegan World 2026! Conference is a multi-disciplinary forum for academics, professionals and ordinary citizens to come together and co-create the political, economic and social infrastructure for the “New Model.” The New Model is an eco-centric, life-enriching culture of normalized nonviolence so that we may Prevent YEAR ZERO from ever occurring.”

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United Poultry Concerns – Action Alerts

Events, news and actions to take. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. We invite you to join us and support our work.”

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United Poultry Concerns – News Releases

News. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.”

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United Poultry Concerns – Online Resources

Online Resources. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.”

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Ubuntu 4 Animals

“For the Animals, for the Planet, for Humanity. Ubuntu 4 Animals is dedicated to the legal, religious and cultural protection of animals from human abuse. Ubuntu 4 Animals came into being in November 2013 with our first project, an AVAAZ petition to Pope Francis calling on him to use his role to protect animals. Ubuntu 4 Animals is currently working together with ITSOIS (www.itsois.org) to develop and make available materials contributing to the emerging paradigm that puts the planet and all its inhabitants first.”

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Turtle Island Restoration Network

“Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon. By working with people and communities we preserve and restore critical habitats like the redwood-forested creekbanks of California to the biodiverse waters of Cocos Island. We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national and international marine policies.”

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Top 10 Vegan and Animal Rights Documentaries

“Documentaries are a fantastic way to learn more about any given subject, and animal rights or vegan-based ones are no exceptions to that rule. There are so many documentaries to choose from when it comes to learning about animal rights or plant-based living, with many overlapping with environmentalism and health as well. Below we have chosen the top ten documentaries to watch–some of them focus on single issues, while others cover broad spectrums. What they all have in common is an overall impact in raising awareness and inspiring people to make changes.”

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The Jane Goodall Institute

“the Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share. We advance the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of our founder, we inspire hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to join us in taking care of the planet we call home. Whether we’re restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with our Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, we find practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.”

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The Kill Counter

“Revealing the numbers of animals killed worldwide by the meat, egg, and dairy industries since you opened this webpage…The program code for all versions of the Animal Kill Counter is “open source,” which means that anyone is welcome to copy and use the code, and even modify the code as they see fit.”

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The Importance of Wild-Animal Suffering

“The number of wild animals vastly exceeds that of animals on factory farms, in laboratories, or kept as pets. Therefore, animal advocates should consider focusing their efforts to raise concern about the suffering that occurs in the natural environment. While in theory this could involve trying directly to engineer more humane ecological systems, in practice I think activists should concentrate on promoting the meme of caring about wild animals to other activists, academics, and other sympathetic groups. “

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The Humane Society of the United States

“We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.”

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The Humane Society of the United States – News

Headlines from the front lines. “We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.”

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The Ghosts In Our Machine

Film: “With the exception of our companion animals and the wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them. This moral dilemma is largely hidden from our view. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?”

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The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights

“Buddhism ought to be an animal rights religion par excellence. It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe. Buddhist rules of conduct—including the first precept, “Do not kill”—apply to our treatment of animals as well as to our treatment of other human beings. Consequently, we would expect Buddhism to oppose all forms of animal exploitation, and there is, in fact, wide agreement that most forms of animal exploitation are contrary to Buddhist teaching. Yet many Buddhists eat meat―although many do not―and monks, priests, and scholars sometimes defend meat-eating as consistent with Buddhist teaching. The Great Compassion studies the various strains of Buddhism and the sutras that command respect for all life. Norm Phelps, a longtime student of Buddhism and an acquaintance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, answers the central questions of whether Buddhism demands vegetarianism and whether the Buddha ate meat. He is not afraid to examine anti-animal statements in Buddhist lore―particularly the issues of whether Buddhists in non-historically Buddhist countries need to keep or to jettison the practices of their historical homelands.”

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The Discerning Brute

“I’m Joshua Katcher. I started The Discerning Brute, the world’s first men’s vegan lifestyle website, over 10 years ago. On this website you’ll discover food, fashion, sports and culture for the ethically handsome man. “

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The Dodo

“The Dodo is the digital media brand for animal people. At The Dodo, we’re committed to creating visually compelling, entertaining, highly shareable animal videos and stories. We’re a halo brand for everyone who loves animals ­­ from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to committed animal advocates. We want our audience to connect with animals through our stories, and feel empowered to help where help is needed.”

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The Compassionate Road

“The Compassionate Road website is a free resource for anyone interested in creating more healthy, sustainable and kind habits. Gemma is a Qualified Naturopath, yoga teacher and co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen. She has been involved in the making of a documentary and is an Ambassador for the animal protection group, Voiceless. She regularly speaks at events and hosts a range of workshops from healthy cooking, to how and why we can be more mindful around our diet and lifestyle choices.”

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The Bioneers: Declarations of Interdependence

Book: “This seminal book presents the fascinating stories of 14 bioneers at the forefront of technological and social innovation inspired by natural systems. First published in 1997, it introduced the emerging bioneers landscape and helped define the culture of restoration. Among the beautifully etched portraits are John Todd, Vandana Shiva, Wil- liam McDonough, John Perkins, Kat Harrison, Ana Edey and Joshua Mailman. Learn some of what and who inspired the creation of Bioneers.”

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The Beet-Eating Heeb

“This blog is really meant for anyone who cares about the implications of their food choices — not just Jewish vegetarians and vegans. The Beet-Eating Heeb is committed to providing a forum for a meaningful, and occasionally light-hearted, discussion of food issues. And, oy vey, are there a lot of issues.”

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The Aussie Farms Repository

“Aussie Farms is an animal rights charity, dedicating to ending commercialised animal abuse and exploitation in Australian animal agriculture facilities by increasing industry transparency and educating the public about modern farming and slaughtering practices….The Aussie Farms Repository is a public repository/gallery for videos, photos, documents and campaign materials (fliers, posters, etc); a knowledgebase; and a centre for innovative and creative tools, relating to the animal rights movement in Australia. We believe that between all of us, we have tonnes of visual evidence of animal cruelty and exploitation, a lot of which might just be gathering dust because it doesn’t fit any particular campaigns, or otherwise isn’t getting out there to the public who need to see it.”

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The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto

Book: “Sue Coe’s advocacy of animal rights is unmatched in its eloquence, forcefulness, and lasting impact. She does so with a combination of extraordinary images and few words. In her unstinting insistence on tolerance and love, Coe brings us to a life-affirming philosophy that values compassion over greed, community over self, and life over capital. In 115 black-and-white woodcut illustrations for The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto, Sue Coe unleashes an outraged cry for action that takes its rightful place alongside the other great manifestos of history. As a prize-winning artist, she bears witness to unspeakable crimes, and has long advocated that we human beings must take more responsibility for ourselves, our fellow species, and the planet. Her illustrations, in the tradition of Goya, Kollwitz, and Grosz, will be familiar to many; her paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in galleries and museum around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.”

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The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World

Book: “Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world’s animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their suffering. The Animal Activist’s Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found, quite simply, in turning away from the futile pursuit of “more,” and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it. The critical component of creating a better world for all is thoughtful, deliberate, and dedicated activism that takes suffering seriously. The authors build a ground-up case for reasoned, impassioned, and joyous activism that makes the most difference possible, and suggest a variety of ways to live a meaningful life through effective and efficient advocacy.”

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The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Book: “Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are property—or economic commodities—laws or industry practices requiring “humane” treatment will, as a general matter, fail to provide any meaningful level of protection. Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach, maintaining that although the traditional animal-welfare ethic is philosophically flawed, it can contribute strategically to the achievement of animal-rights ends. As they spar, Francione and Garner deconstruct the animal protection movement in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere, discussing the practices of such organizations as PETA, which joins with McDonald’s and other animal users to “improve” the slaughter of animals. They also examine American and European laws and campaigns from both the rights and welfare perspectives, identifying weaknesses and strengths that give shape to future legislation and action.”

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The Animals Voice

“The Animals Voice is an independent online resource for helping animals and the people who defend them. We are an award-winning networking source of recent media coverage, timely information, and an incalculable volume of resources for animals and their defenders. We feature the latest news, multimedia, events, victories, thought-provoking and inspirational editorial, graphic and compelling photography, and in-depth investigative reports, as it relates to the plight of animals. Through our online database of hard-hitting editorial and photography, resources and networking, as well as our international award-winning animal rights magazine, we have already proven our potential among activists and adversaries as a powerful force in the changes necessary for the betterment in the living and dying conditions for animals worldwide. We promise to continue our independent work to globally network activists and organizations, and to educate and enlighten everyone who visits or reads our material about the desperate plight of animals and what part they can play in ending animal cruelty.”

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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters

Book: “The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act—and, in some cases, personal experience—the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like “terrorism,” “democracy” and “freedom,” in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture. Contributors include Robin Webb, Rod Coronado, Ingrid Newkirk, Paul Watson, Karen Davis, Bruce Friedrich, pattrice jones and others.”

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TeachKind, PETA’s humane education division

“We’re here to help schools and educators promote compassion for animals through free lessons, classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. Check out TeachKind’s resources and start building empathy for all beings now!”

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Sustainable Vegan Activism: How to Be More Effective and Fulfilled While Advocating Animal Rights

“In this workshop, psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy will explain the common causes of burnout, frustration, and ineffective activism that impact many animal rights activists. She will discuss how “unsustainable” activism is one of the most serious obstacles to the success of the animal rights movement, and a leading cause of depression and burnout among activists. She will explain specific strategies that activists can take to improve their activism and their lives.”

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Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism

Book: “Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need a single resource covering the major, and some minor, models of animal activism. Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful — and how others can get involved.”

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Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation

Book: “The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength, but so are the industries that exploit animals. These industries have vastly more resources at their disposal than activists do. Given this tremendous power differential, how can activists hope to compete? The good news is that there is a way to shift the balance of power in favor of the movement. And strategy is the way. In Strategic Action for Animals, Melanie Joy explains how to use strategy to exponentially increase the effectiveness of activism for animals. Drawing on diverse movements and sources, she offers tried and true tactics based on well-established principles and practices. She also explains how to address the most common problems that weaken the movement, such as dissidence among organizations and activists, inefficient campaigns, wasted resources, and high rates of burnout. Whether you are working alone or with a group, whether you are a seasoned activist or new to the movement, Strategic Action for Animals, can help you make the most of your efforts to make the world a better place for animals.”

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Stop Whaling (Whale and Dolphin Conservation)

“How can we stop the hunting and slaughter of whales and dolphins? Commercial whaling is banned. Yet every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales. Thousands more dolphins and small whales are slaughtered in bloody hunts in countries around the world.”

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St. Louis Animal Rights Team

“The St. Louis Animal Rights Team is a not-for-profit educational/activist group, formed in 1985, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1988. Our goals are to: -Educate society about the rights of all species to live freely and die naturally. -Expose the harm and suffering caused by the denial of animals’ natural rights. -Promote the adoption of lifestyles compatible with the animal rights philosophy. -Promote the reform of social institutions to be compatible with animal rights.”

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Solutions for a Healthy Earth (SHE)

“A window into the abundance of existing solutions.” A resource directory of videos on: Animals Plants and Biodiversity | Water | Housing | New Economy | Food and Agriculture | Ancient Wisdom and Consciousness | Art | Peace | Plastic, recycling and consumerism | Women and gender | Cities and Communities | Governance and Law | interconnectedness and Interdependence | Education | Activism | Energy | Humanity and Compassion | The Planet and Climate | Awakening | Media and Celebrities

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