Animal Rights

Reporting Cruelty to Animals: The Why and How

By Samantha Skinner Cruelty to animals is something that happens every single day throughout the country. Many people might not know it is happening while other turn their head the other way while it goes on. Many do not even know how to report the cruelty that they see happening around them. Many do not...

Are Animal Rights Really That Important?

By Samantha Skinner Animal rights have been fought over for years. Whether they are friend or food, whether someone should really see them as something that has feelings or if you should eat them and think only of the food chain that we live in and perpetually continue to find ourselves following. There are many...

Ethics of Aquariums

By Paige Arden The Miami Seaquarium. Seaworld. The Vancouver Aquarium. It’s likely that every city you visit will have an aquarium of some sort, whether it be an outdoor marine park or an indoor set of tanks. This is because, despite any controversy associated with such a set of attractions, the exploitation of marine animals...

The Silk Industry

By Paige Arden One of the largest misconceptions about the silk industry is that since it's an all-natural way to make fabric, it is one of the best options to protect the environment. While that is true to a certain extent, the fact is that the exploitation of any living thing cancels out whatever chemical...

The Leather Industry

By Paige Arden One of the first things out of a person’s mouth when they argue in support of that new leather jacket they are sporting is that the leather used is simply a byproduct of the meat industry and that it is not harming the animals directly. If the animals are going to be...

The Ethics of Eggs

By Paige Arden For years, there has been a battle raging between vegans and the dairy industry. The harmful nature of what happens when milk is stolen from cow and egg is stolen from hen has nothing to do with whether or not the animal is being killed directly for their product. They are being...

Bees, Honey, and the Ethics Concerning the Industry

By Paige Arden “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” -The Vegan Society One of the largest misconceptions surrounding the honey industry is that bees do not actually need...

The First Step in Cattle Rights

By Paige Arden Cattle. One of human’s first and most widespread acts of domestication. Historically used for facilitated labour, such as pulling the plows to cultivate farmland, their meat, or their hide, there have also been accounts of them being used in the place of horses to ride into war. The fact that they are...

Bird Brain – More Than Meets the Eye

By Joo Chia Chickens are the most abundant bird species on Earth, at a population of about 22 billion and counting, all thanks to intensive farming practices. Broiler chickens, farmed for their meat, are slaughtered between the ages of 6 to 14 weeks old. Otherwise, they could live to 6 years if allowed to live...

If the cow could talk, no one would have to ask why vegan diet!

By Joo Chia Without being in close contact with animals on a regular basis, it is very easy for us, city dwellers especially, to forget that animals are capable of cognition, attachment to other animals of the same or different species, and feelings. It is easy to ask the friends around us who are refusing...