Lunch

It’s lunchtime, and I haven’t brought anything with to the office today, so I decide to pop down to the supermarket across the road to find something. My requirements are simple: It must be vegan. I don’t eat processed bits of dead tortured animals – I’m weird that way. Because I like orangutans (and rainforests ...

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 ...

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 ...