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Fighting Seals: Reflections on Daniel D’Amico’s Defense of Factory Farming

The written form of this lecture originally appeared in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. ____________________________________________________________________________ Abstract In a written defense of factory farming, Daniel D’Amico argues that our instinct to prioritize human life over animal life in certain lifeboat

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On Wolves Attacking Deer

Here is another piece of my exchange with Professor Block. It, too, has been edited some. _____________________________  Dear Tommy: I can’t resist this one. If we humans violate animal rights by killing them, don’t they violate each other’s rights by

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Is “Humane” Meat Production Realistic?

I recently received an email from Walter Block, and our debate over the treatment of animals quickly started up again. A snippet (edited slightly for clarity) is posted below. I hope to add more soon. _____________________________ Dear Walter, Hello! It’s been

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Democracy Summer Talk

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My Performance at the 2017 Compassion Over Killing Winter Celebration

Thank you to the amazing Leona Amosah for recording it.

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DC VegFest Performance

I met some amazing folks at DC Veg Fest a few weeks ago (including Grey, who appears at the end of this video!). Sharing “Where War Begins” with so many passionate vegans and soon-to-be vegans absolutely made my day. Shout

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Animal Torture Violates Rights: A Response to Walter Block

Introduction Walter Block is one of the most highly esteemed libertarian theorists in the world today.1 The Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University, Block has written hundreds of articles and books

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