“Experiencing” animal suffering through virtual reality

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“Experiencing” animal suffering through virtual reality

Though it is obvious that virtual reality could never truly recreate the experiences of an animal subjected to such cruelty as exists on farms today, a study at Stanford University has perhaps come a little closer than before. According an article in Scientific American, researchers carried out an experiment meant to give students an impression


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The human cost of chocolate

Like many (most?) people, I just love chocolate.  That meant when I went vegan several years ago, I had to make some adjustments.  Fortunately, it isn’t all that difficult to find vegan chocolate, since lots of dark chocolate is vegan by default.  (That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check the ingredients lists, though; some companies put


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Got the Facts on Milk?

On October 16th, we showed the documentary Got the Facts on Milk? as part of our Eyes Wide Open free film screening series.  An audience of about 190 showed up to learn…well, the facts on milk. While the dairy industry is a major cause of cruelty and environmental destruction, the makers of Got the Facts


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Book Review: Sister Species

I just finished Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice, and I cannot recommend it enough.  The book is a collection of essays written by fourteen amazing female activists who have personally experienced the manner in which oppression affects both animals and humans, and it serves as a reminder that concerns about speciesism deserve a


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Across the internet this past week (late!)

Sorry I’m late in posting this. I had a busy weekend. So I’m rolling last week and the past couple of days all together for this collection of links to some interesting articles and thought-provoking pieces from across the internet. Don’t miss Lesley’s article about gifting of animals, and also don’t miss Virginia Messina’s articles


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