Rethinking the politics of animal liberation

* This is a talk I delivered at an academic animal rights conference in Hunterstoun early 2010. It addresses the dangerous political apathy and single-issue campaigning of the contemporary mainstream animal rights crowd. *   It is clear to most reasonable people that apart from the Eternal Treblinka of non-human animals, other crises weigh heavy ...

The animal model of medical research: scientifically flawed

“A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.” - Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism This short piece is intended firstly as a response to a piece by Granville Matheson (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=81338706851), itself written as a response to the World Day for Animals In Laboratories protest, and secondly as ...

It ain’t easy being green

Wherein I explore the complexities of the modern green movement and discovers that the revolution will not be on special in aisle 5. Originally published on a number of South African websites, including: http://www.southafrica.co.za/2010/02/25/it-aint-easy-being-green/ Introduction Although the warnings of impending environmental catastrophe were hotly contended a few years ago (most tellingly by high-paid corporate lobby ...