ICAS board member Kim Socha and long-standing activist Sarahjane Blum have recently published Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism (McFarland & Co. Publishing, Inc.), a collection of essays by activists from the Twin Cities, MN. This book provides an opportunity for everyday activists, many of whom did not consider themselves writers before this book, to explain why they advocate for nonhuman animals while inspiring others with their narratives and strategies.
“Animal Liberation and Social Justice: An Intersectional Approach to Social Change” – the inaugural Oceania Critical Animal Studies conference!
When: July 6th (Saturday) at the University of Canberra, Australia
The conference aims to raise consciousness and dialogue among the academic, activist and student community about the oppression of non-human animals, which is intrinsically connected to a larger social justice framework and movement for total liberation. The inaugural ICAS Oceania conference aims to increase awareness of CAS in the Australia-Pacific region aims to further development of an interdisciplinary approach to social change.
This international conference aimed to raise consciousness and prompt conversation among current graduate and undergraduate students about the oppression of nonhuman animals related to the larger global intersectional social justice movement for total liberation. Watch the presentations that took place.
In June this year (2012), on cold winter nights, Australian activists from Animal Lib ACT, ICAS and other groups managed to stop the ACT government from killing nearly 1000 kangaroos. Read on for this thrilling story of people working together to save the kangaroos.
In the Night they Came
“This year’s ACT kangaroo cull has failed to meet its set quota due to protests and bad weather.” (ABC 2012) Australian news sources had declared. Instead of the quota of 2015 being killed, only 1154 were reportedly killed. Nearly 1000 kangaroos were saved from this annual slaughter; an extraordinary number, a first. (more…)
Interview with Anthony Nocella on ARZone: Remembering William C Rogers, environmental and social justice activist
Anthony Nocella Talks with Carolyn Bailey from ARZone about William C Rodgers, environmental and social justice activist.
Reposted: The Oregonian
OHSU fined by USDA for monkey deaths and escapes at Oregon National Primate Research Center in 2009
21 August 2012: The Oregon Health & Science University was fined $11,679 for incidents that led to the escape of nine monkeys and deaths of five at its primate research center in Hillsboro, a federal agency announced today.
The U.S.Department of Agriculture found the university’s Oregon National Primate Research Center to be in violation of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment for animals used in research or for commercial purposes.
TEMA: “Hablar sobre Animales, Teoría y Activismo”
La invitación es la siguiente: se acoge a todo/a aquel que quiera hablar lo que quiera sobre animales. La consigna es arriesgada, pero con justa razón.
Los estudios críticos de animales son el primer campo académico de estudio dedicado a la abolición de la explotación animal y ecológica, de la opresión, apropiación y la dominación. Está basado en un movimiento amplio, global, emancipatorio e inclusivo, que persigue la liberación total y la libertad ante dicha opresión.
Nos interesa llamar la atención sobre las nuevas y viejas formas de pensar al animal (en las diversas maneras que toma la etiqueta de lo animal), que a lo largo de la historia, han terminado identificándolo, o bien con un homólogo fantasioso del humano, o bien una máquina de reflejos.
The Institute for Critical Animal Studies is pleased to announce our 2012 Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies Awards of the Year. Awards will be bestowed on March 3, 2012 during the conference at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY (March 2-4). We thank the many nominees for submitting their work. It was an honor to consider the wonderful nominations from around the world! Although the final decisions were difficult, we truly feel that the following award recipients have done superb work to help animals and end oppression. We are proud to recognize their contributions to the field of Critical Animal Studies.
Starting a student group is more than a symbolic gesture, it is a real step towards building an animal rights community and accomplishing goals on campus.
“Farm Sanctuary: Changing How Society Views Animals and Food”
a presentation by Gene Baur
I enjoyed reading about Penn State’s creative methods for sustainable living in Thursday’s article “Penn State researches canola as energy source.” However, there is a much cheaper way to make dining halls more sustainable: add more vegan food.
According to an extensive United Nations study, raising animals for food contributes more to climate change than all cars, boats and trains combined.