Category: Essays & Articles

Food and Friendship

Those of you who heard my talk yesterday might remember that I shared the following. I said if Tom Regan has a central, recurring message it is this: any chance that animal rights advocates will achieve what we want to achieve depends on growing our movement—and growing it not a little but a lot.

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The Future of Animal Rights

October 4, Genoa Thank you so very much Professor Battaglia for your kind introduction. Thanks as well to others who have made this event possibile, Antonio Monaco and Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, in particular. It is my great pleasure and honor to be here. It is always inspiring for me to be among people who are [...]

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The Thee Generation

I write of a new generation, The Thee Generation. It is a generation of service: of giving not taking, of commitment to principles not material possessions, of communal compassion not conspicuous consumption. If the defining question of the present generation is What can I get for me? the central question of this new generation is [...]

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How to Prolong Injustice

As an Animal Rights Advocate, I look forward to the day when all the cages are empty. Still, every ARA knows that that day will not dawn any time soon. All of us understand that it will take the dedicated efforts of ARAs, working collaboratively over time — the dedicated efforts of many hands, on [...]

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Legal Rights and Moral Rights

Philosophers distinguish between legal rights and moral rights. Legal rights are liberties or protections individuals have because some law says they do. For example, Americans eighteen years of age or older have a legal right to vote. For obvious reasons, legal rights do not come into being on their own; they have to be created [...]

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