Let’s not indulge in euphemism. Freya was a living mammal like us, who wanted to live. What you ordered was not euthanasia but a killing, or a murder. Continue reading The death of Freya
On Friday 22nd April, an unusual ceremony took place in Winnipeg, Canada. Represented by its governor, the Hudson’s Bay Company gave its massive retail store in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, dating from 1881, to the Manitoba First Nations. Continue reading What change? Whose reconciliation?
Despite strong public opposition in France, hunting’s ever-thinning guise of heritage still remains robust enough to satisfy many politicians. Emmanuel Macron, the President, claims to be serious about biodiversity but is an advocate of the suite of barbaric practices that make up this tradition. Continue reading A liberté without freedom, an égalité devoid of fairness, and a fraternité blind to kinship: Life as a bird in France
It is obvious that humanity’s treatment of whale people constitutes an atrocity. This includes the deliberate murder of a so-called hunt, the quasi-deliberate murder of negligence, the effective murder of habitat destruction, or the oblivious murder of the unthinking. Continue reading Ecocentric thoughts on whaling
To massacre animals in this way is not what indigenous humans would do. On the contrary, the Grind is more akin to what Western vivisectionists did when they cut into living animals in the name of science. Faroe islanders do the same, under more turbulent, uncontrolled circumstances, in the name of tradition. Continue reading Open letter to Faroe Islanders: Please stop the slaughter of whales and dolphins
Slowly, over the years, intimate knowledge has allowed me to realize all wild lives are significant, and while sometimes enormously different from mine, they are not inferior. Continue reading Hunting: A personal ecocentric view
At first glance, it may strike us as odd that human food is made from the suffering and torture of animals. But it’s the fact that it is not odd that should command our attention. Continue reading Shutter the factory farms
The term environmental racism refers to the way in which the neighborhoods of disadvantaged socioeconomic groups are disproportionately burdened with the negative effects of environmental exploitation. Continue reading Reversing environmental racism