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Book Review: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World

Henry Mance’s How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World is one of the most accessible pro-vegan texts to come out in recent years. In How to Love Animals, Mance takes a relatively moderate (some may even say safe) approach to animal rights, perhaps to avoid alienating non-vegans. Though that is not to say that … Continue reading Book Review: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World

Vegan & Vegetarian Authors of Classic Literature: 19th Century Edition

In a follow up to Vegan & Vegetarian Authors of Classic Literature: 20th Century Edition, we're going back in time and exploring the work of a few notable animal activists from the 19th century! Though the term "vegan" was not coined until 1944, many activists were still abstaining from animal products well before the 20th … Continue reading Vegan & Vegetarian Authors of Classic Literature: 19th Century Edition

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