An Interview with John Yunker: Writer, Publisher, & Activist

One decade ago John Yunker co-founded Ashland Creek Press, an independent, vegan-owned publisher of environmental and animal rights literature, with his partner Midge Raymond. Yunker has authored two novels, The Tourist Trail and Where the Oceans Hide Their Dead; edited three anthologies, Among Animals, Among Animals 2, and Writing for Animals; and written several plays … Continue reading An Interview with John Yunker: Writer, Publisher, & Activist

An Interview with “Bear Boy” Justin Barker

Animal activist Justin Barker discovered his passion for saving animals as a young teenager. Faced with routine bullying at school, dismissive adults, and an unyielding desire to rescue animals from confinement, Barker set out to free two black bears named Brutus and Ursula from a defunct zoo in Northern California, deeming him "Bear Boy". Now, … Continue reading An Interview with “Bear Boy” Justin Barker

Book Review: A Traitor to His Species

The term “animal rights advocate” tends to conjure a very specific image in most people’s minds; an outspoken, overbearing, argumentative and often affluent caricature. Though this image may not apply to the vast majority of advocates, it does describe Henry Bergh, the godfather of the animal rights movement in the United States. Author Ernest Freeberg’s … Continue reading Book Review: A Traitor to His Species

Gretchen Primack on Poetry, Veganism, and Her New Book

Poet, educator, and indie book seller Gretchen Primack has spent years advocating for the rights and welfare of non-human animals. Primack's latest release, Kind, is a beautiful, absolutely necessary collection of poetry exploring the relationship between humans, the environment, and animals. You currently teach poetry workshops to incarcerated persons. Do you find that there is … Continue reading Gretchen Primack on Poetry, Veganism, and Her New Book