“Who are we to tell someone the time, place and manner to speak up about oppression? And what better place than right where it is happening.”
Tag: animal rights
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Letter: An inconsiderate protest
“It just seems there’s a better, more respectful way to get one’s thoughts across than harassing patrons when they’re trying to enjoy a rare night out.”
Letter: ‘Traditional’ and ‘humane’ are excuses
“Traditions of violence and discrimination have long existed in our society, but that does not mean that they are acceptable.”
Kids Issue 2018: Every living thing has rights!
“How to help: Don’t treat people based on how they look or who they are; respect them.”
Letter: Why I’m an animal rights activist
“And yet, in this mix of ‘afflictions’ is also optimism and joy in the awareness that the tide is rapidly turning worldwide — often led by the younger generations — in understanding animals and adjusting eating and living habits accordingly.”
Letter: Vegan picture doesn’t match experience
“Being a vegan, I naturally know many vegans and vegetarians, and these people are peaceful [and] healthy, and love both animals and people.”
Letter: Has outrage addiction taken over animal rights issue?
“Once again, we see the tendency of the far left to attack the almost far left for not being pure or strident enough.”
Front lines: Animal Liberation Front vs. Wild Abundance permaculture school
This fall, an international animal rights organization spearheaded a campaign to stop a small Western North Carolina permaculture school from hosting its annual home-butchering workshop.
Letter: Proud to join fellow vegans in protest
“The local vegans have nothing to gain personally from their protest. In fact, as they pay for supplies out of their own pockets, it costs them money. I’m proud to be associated with them.”
Letter: Why is it acceptable to kill animals?
“When humans take the lives of other human beings, we are horrified. Why is it acceptable, and even photographed as cute, when human beings take the lives of animals?”
Letter writer: Flawed arguments offered for animal farming
“The only way to mitigate the horrific suffering our species now inflicts on the others is to abolish animal agriculture as such, once and for all.”
Letter writer: Pick your analogy — holocaust or animal slavery
“I’d like to end on a less scholarly note … by quoting Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary in Australia: ‘If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?'”
Yay or Neigh? Carriage tours draw fans, protests
While fans clamor to pet and snap photos with Gypsy Gold, Asheville’s only working carriage horse, animal activists claim carriage horse tours represent a throwback to a past we ought to move beyond. Are carriage tours inhumane, or do carriage horses enjoy the work that earns their keep on a pastoral farm in Weaverville?
Letter writer: To see truth, report on actual lives of downtown horses
“There is a difference between animal rights and animal welfare.”
When the breaker flips: A vegan love story
From the Get It! Guide: John, a self-described “poster child for carnivores,” may seem like an odd match for Ann, a devoted vegan. But Ann’s beliefs inspired a change in John’s lifestyle — one that John says saved his life.
Kids’ contributions: Evergreen Community Charter School, Why It Matters
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below. Since I am creating a blog about animal rights, […]
Circle the wagons
I understand that nostalgia is popular, but I have to ask, at what cost? A horse sharing the pavement with motor vehicles has never been a good mix, and the new business of offering carriage rides in downtown Asheville seems quite problematic. Besides questioning the humaneness of forcing a single horse to pull a heavy […]
Protect our puppies
Years ago, I was involved in rescuing and relocating dogs from a puppy mill, and images of that day will remain with me forever. Groups of dogs were living together in small, feces-encrusted cages that were stacked one upon another. But while physical conditions were shocking, learning about the long-term psychological effects on these animals […]
Foie gras is banned for a reason
Birds on foie gras farms are gravely ill, not “happy” (see “Foie Gras Ban a Waste of Energy,” http://avl.mx/jk). Being force-fed several pounds of food every day via a pneumatic tube that is shoved down their throats causes birds’ livers to expand to more than 10 times the normal size, resulting in a disease known […]
OPINION: Foie gras ban a waste of energy
Local bartender and food aficionado Jonathan Ammons volleys back against recent calls for a local foie gras ban, asserting that it’s a waste of time that ignores more pressing issues about what we eat.