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Topic: Animal liberation movement

  Animal rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animal rights is the concept that all or some animals are entitled to possess their own lives; that animals are deserving of, or already possess, certain moral rights; and that some basic rights for animals ought to be enshrined in law.
His 1975 book Animal Liberation argues that humans grant moral consideration to other humans not on the basis of intelligence (in the instance of children, or the mentally disabled), on the ability to moralize (criminals and the insane), or on any other attribute that is inherently human, but rather on their ability to experience suffering.
Switzerland passed legislation in 1992 to recognize animals as beings, not things; and in 2002, the protection of animals was enshrined in the German constitution when its upper house of parliament voted to add the words "and animals" to the clause in the constitution obliging the state to protect the "natural foundations of life...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Animal_liberation   (4477 words)

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Animal liberation has room for various ethical theories, which span from utilitarianism (1) to rights theory; to me it seems that the rights theory has one big problem: what is taken into consideration is rights, not individuals (like in humanism).
Animal liberation, I have said, aims at a political change, a change in our relationships to other animals, the recognition that their interests not to suffer and to lead happy lives (to accomplish whatever matters to them) are as important as our similar interests.
Animal liberation as a liberation movement is special in that the dominated are not capable of fighting for their own liberation, which means that the dominants are the ones who must act for this liberation, without expecting any kind of help from the dominated.
www.eco.utexas.edu /facstaff/Cleaver/wk6animals.html   (4157 words)

 The Center On Animal Liberation Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As the first scholarly center dedicated to philosophical discussion on animal liberation, CALA strives to advance the study, research, and dialogue of the principles and practices of animal rights and animal liberation.
The Animal Liberation Theory and Action Conference is an international interdisciplinary conference, which gathers activists and academics to discuss a broad view of social, economical, and political issues concerning animal liberation.
Much like the journal, the conference was designed to build up the common activist’s knowledge of animal liberation, while at the same time appealing to academic specialists to address the important topic of animal liberation.
www.cala-online.org   (807 words)

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'Animal Liberation and Human Liberation' A while ago, I was invited by S.A.R.A., a local animal liberation group, to speak at a talk with the Green politician Richard Jones, and Peter Singer.
This article is for anyone who wants the animal liberation movement to be (i) ethical, and (ii) effective - two things which it isn't as long as it's a single issue.
Animal liberation is based on the idea of equal consideration - the idea that every being has the same moral value.
www.cat.org.au /aprop/alibh.txt   (1087 words)

 Animal Rights in Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Animals are still arbitrarily excluded from our moral sphere, argues Singer, and similar to the oppressed groups of the past, their suffering is considered inconsequential and is under-represented.
This is a significant victory for the animals and the movement.
Animals have the capacity to suffer -- the quality needed to be deserving of moral consideration -- yet their suffering is seen as less important than human suffering.
articles.animalconcerns.org /ar-voices/archive/ar_uk.html   (23065 words)

 portland imc - 2005.11.21 - Rod Coronado on the Animal Liberation Movement
Discussions that include the rationale for using physical violence to achieve animal liberation are simply the practical and moral progression of a movement that must acknowledge its own double standards and hypocrisy when defending the lives of those we argue are morally equal to ourselves.
The families of animals' and individuals themselves suffering in laboratories and fur farms are no less capable of feeling great sorrow and suffering than our own families if it were or own son's and daughter's being tortured be it in Huntington Life Sciences or U.S. controlled interrogation and torture centers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba.
If the animal rights movement in the privileged heart of America most responsible for such abuse truly believes in equal rights for all species as I surely do, discussions of tactics that include physical violence cannot be ignored.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2005/11/329154.shtml   (480 words)

 ALF Press Office Opens : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) exists to communicate the actions, strategies, and philosophy of the animal liberation movement to the media and the public.
Many of these actions are illegal under a current societal structure that fails to recognize the rights of non-human animals to live free of suffering, but validates and promotes the "right" of industries to do whatever they want to animals for profit or research.
Since animal liberation actions either go unreported in the media or are uncritically vilified as "violent" and as "terrorist" with no attention paid to the suffering that industries and individuals gratuitously inflict on animals, NAALPO seeks to clarify the motivation and nature of actions taken in defense of animals.
sf.indymedia.org /print.php?id=1707492   (441 words)

In all dealing between Animal Rights/Liberation activists and the Govt, we are treated with contempt and fobbed off with further lies, while behind the scenes the Govt approves the further increased use of animals for vivisection.
Recently, communication from the Animal Liberation Movement was delivered to the Labour Govt detailing our feelings on the matter, and expressing our dismay at the bad faith displayed by them since the end of the second hunger strike.
Our movement is growing, more and more people are becoming environmentally aware, going vegan and getting involved in animal rights issues, be it by doing newsletters or hands on demonstrations of defiance.
www.liberation-mag.org.uk /Liberation3.htm   (2961 words)

 Animal Liberation Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) was founded to communicate the actions, strategies, and philosophy of the animal liberation movement to the media and the public.
Torrance, CA The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) issued a communiqué April 21st in which it claims to have attacked a supplier for Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a laboratory notorious for animal cruelty violations.
Quakertown, PA The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) visited a Pennsylvania plant nursery whose owner is planning to turn it into a breeding facility of non-human primates to be sold to animal experimenters.
www.targetofopportunity.com /alf.htm   (4237 words)

 Singer: Animal Liberation
If the recommendations of this book are followed, not only animals but also humans would benefit, since if we all were vegetarian we could easily feed the world.
The book should discuss the animal liberation movement, which was almost nonexistent in 1975.
The alternative to the path of increasing violence is to follow the lead of the two greatest—and not coincidentally, most successful—leaders of liberation movements in modern times: Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
web.utk.edu /~nolt/courses/646/Singer1.htm   (989 words)

 3. intergalactic animal liberation gathering
This gathering is for activists of the whole world who are active for animal liberation or want to engage in the animal liberation movement from now on.
The words "animal liberation" is also a little bit general and for this not very easy to handle, but I think in this case it is the one that fitts better.
The contents of this appeal and any information given during the Animal Liberation Gathering are for information purposes only and are not to incite anyone to carry out any activities that are in any way unlawful.
www.arg.squat.net /gathering.html   (1267 words)

 Animal Liberation: Do the Beasts Really Benefit?
Almost every week there is a story in the media about a research project stopped by an animal rights group, a protest against women wearing furs, a laboratory bombed by a militant animal rights activist, or a media figure protesting the conditions of animals on factory farms.
Our concern for animals does not mean we should give up the Bible's insistence that we are unique in all of God's creation because we bear His image, or that we should immediately eliminate all use of animals for any purpose and live resolutely vegetarian lives.
Animals must be humanely treated, but at the same time we have much to learn about the treatment of cancer, diseases of the nervous system, and the management of serious injuries from animal experiments.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/anim-rts.html   (2697 words)

 Mothering, Caring, and Animal Liberation
It is widely known that, historically, the animal liberation movement has been characterized by the ideas and theories of several male philosophers, but the composition of activists has been predominantly female.[2] Wondering about this gender division, I watched as a woman cared for her companion animal at an outdoor cafe.
Perhaps it is the fact that the widespread (though hardly universal) phenomenon of women's caring for animals makes it somehow commonplace; conversely, the often lamented scarcity of men's caring for animals makes that caring unique, and hence more valued (as scarcity of any commodity tends to do in Western culture).
As the example of so many feminist animal activists shows, it is entirely possible to care for children and care for animals at the same time (Carol Adams comes immediately to mind).
www.farinc.org /newsletter/v8_n3-4_94/mothering.html   (1112 words)

 Wesley J. Smith on Animal Liberation & Medicine on National Review Online
Cambridge University, under pressure from animal liberationists, recently announced it has dropped a proposed multimillion-pound research project that would have, in part, conducted experiments on monkeys in the urgent search for the causes of and cures for devastating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and stroke.
This was not done to be cruel or to cause the animals to suffer.
Taub's purpose was to train the animals to reuse their numb forelimbs; research he hoped would prove valuable in rehabilitating human stroke patients.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/smith200402100912.asp   (1216 words)

 Animal Rights Community Online :: View topic - [Book] Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne, and the University of Oxford.
Then there were marches and demonstrations against factory farming, animal experimentation or the Canadian seal slaughter; all brought to an audience of millions by the TV cameras.
I think their answer may be that they do not believe in nonhuman rights but a radical version of animal welfarism instead.
www.animalsuffering.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=779   (1384 words)

 Category:Animal liberation movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
areas of concern to the movement, such as the meat industry, animal testing, and the search for alternatives
The main article for this category is Animal liberation movement.
Former laboratory animal suppliers in the United Kingdom
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Animal_liberation_movement   (108 words)

 Top 10 Reasons Animal Liberation Activists Must Join the Peace Movement
Because war and animal exploitation are two expressions of the same cultural orientation toward domination rather than cooperation.
Because we believe that human and non-human animals deserve the same compassion and respect and therefore we must care about the human children who will be terrified, killed, injured, displaced, and orphaned by war.
Because the Bush regime considers animal liberation activists to be terrorists.
www.actionforanimalsnetwork.org /ar_and_pm.htm   (594 words)

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The book Animal Liberation by philosopher Peter Singer, is frequently referred to as the bible of the animal liberation/rights movement (ALARM).
Some have suggested that his book provides "intellectual rigor" to the moral arguments for animals' equality with humans which had previously been based largely on emotionalism and sentimentality.
We have analyzed the contents of the chapter "Tools for Research" which criticizes the use of animals in biomedical research as well as for drug and for product-safety testing.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /~powlesla/personal/hunting/rights/abstract.txt   (517 words)

 Animal Liberation Action Group - Homepage
Welcome to the homepage of the Animal Liberation Action Group, a recognized student organization at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA.
The group advances knowledge of animal exploitation, and seeks to end prejudice and unjustifiable discrimination against animals.
Peter Singer, philosopher, author and the world's foremost Animal Liberationist, articulates the philosophy and goals of the Animal Liberation movement.
www.uwosh.edu /organizations/alag   (1554 words)

 Wesley J. Smith on PETA on National Review Online
It comes on the heels of PETA’s pro-vegetarian “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign, which claimed that the worst crimes of the Shoah were morally equivalent to eating meat and wearing leather; that one set off a firestorm of criticism and condemnation from Jewish groups and the media.
Animal liberationists, he said, have taken this philosophical view a crucial step further: “First they accept that all suffering is evil.
Since human contact with animals is seen, by definition, as causing animals to suffer, and since all suffering is evil — yet, only humans can act in an evil way — then the belief that cattle ranching equals Auschwitz becomes a logical conclusion.
www.nationalreview.com /smithw/smith200508040829.asp   (1027 words)

 The Animal Liberation Movement: Its Philosophy, Its Achievements, And Its Future :: AK Press
The Animal Liberation Movement: Its Philosophy, Its Achievements, And Its Future :: AK Press
A short essay, originally published in the mid-80s, from the master philosopher of animal rights.
Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections On The Liberation Of Animals
www.akpress.org /2005/items/animalliberationmovementitsphilosophy   (101 words)

 Animal Liberation Press Office Opens : SF Bay Area Indymedia
Animal Liberation Press Office Opens : SF Bay Area Indymedia
behalf of any act aimed at animal liberation.
Press Office is not about people or personalities, its
www.indybay.org /news/2004/12/1708919.php   (470 words)

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