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Two juridical news stories regarding birds abuse were published recently. One of them was published a few days ago and involves cockfighting and the other, a few days earlier, involves hunting birds using glue traps.

Discussions about specific materials / Only Viruses and Wars
« Last post by E.A.S on July 19, 2020, 05:00:45 AM »
A few days ago, the Running of the Bulls festival, probably the most famous animal abuse celebration in the world, was supposed to end. Fortunately it was canceled, but unfortunately it wasn’t for moral reasons, and the cancelation is only temporary.

Discussions about specific materials / Elephants Don’t Forget, But Humans Do
« Last post by E.A.S on June 10, 2020, 04:39:42 AM »
The news about the horrifying murder of the elephant in India from about 10 days ago, caused many people to express a desire for the human race disappearance. Indeed that is a great reason for human extinction, and it has the company of trillions of other reasons.

Discussions about specific materials / Animals Time - Third Part
« Last post by E.A.S on March 12, 2020, 09:42:35 AM »
Many activists compare animals’ institutionalized exploitation with slavery. They use it as a rhetorical tool, trying to convince the public that just as discrimination based on skin color is arbitrary and wrong so is discrimination based on species, and they use it as an inspiration source arguing that just as enslavement based on skin color discrimination was ended, exploitation based on species discrimination can also end. But this comparison is utterly false and for several reasons.

Discussions about specific materials / Animals Time - Second Part
« Last post by E.A.S on February 23, 2020, 07:35:56 AM »
The belief that "this is animals’ time", probably unconsciously, relies on an inherently religious telos, whose secular form is manifested in the enlightenment narrative and the notion of progress, in which ‘the good’ or ‘the truth’ inevitably triumphs in the end, and rationality will inevitably triumph over irrationality if given enough time. The problem with this telos is that it is theoretically unprovable and practically entirely baseless. There is no guaranty that 'the good' will overcome. There is nothing to support this notion other than the desperate need to believe in it.

Discussions about specific materials / Animals' Time
« Last post by E.A.S on February 02, 2020, 05:50:27 AM »
In the former post we have argued that despite some specific relative successes, some optimistic prospects, and mostly despite the “we’re winning!” rhetoric common among many activists, we are still very very far from wining. Despite the vegan hype and the occasional launch of new plant based products, global consumption of meat is still on the rise. So not only that we are not "winning", it is still the case that each year more animals are being exploited in severer ways.
In this post we argue that not only that we are not winning, there is no reason to believe that we would ever win simply because we are right.

Discussions about specific materials / 2019
« Last post by E.A.S on January 02, 2020, 08:30:48 AM »
Despite the significant increase in plant based food, 2019 wasn’t as good for the animals as activists from the “we’re winning!” camp present it. In 2019, just as in any other year, and despite the rise in veganism awareness, animal consumption still increased.
We are still very very far from wining.

Discussions about specific materials / Gadhimai Festival
« Last post by E.A.S on December 04, 2019, 10:46:44 AM »
Despite what was previously thought by many activists to be the end of the gruesome centuries-old slaughter Nepalese ritual called Gadhimai, as religious authorities had announced that it should, and after the Supreme Court of Nepal has reached a verdict in favor of ending it, yesterday Hindu worshippers have slaughtered thousands of buffalos as part of this religious slaughter ritual.

Discussions about specific materials / World Vegan Day
« Last post by E.A.S on November 01, 2019, 02:25:01 AM »
Tomorrow is World Vegan Day. This year’s events are expected to be particularly cheerful, because optimism among the vegan community is probably stronger than ever before. One of the main reasons for that is the variety and availability of vegan products, especially ones who try to directly substitute animal derived product and do so very successfully. Never before were there so many plant based options which look, cook, sizzle, and satisfy like animals’ flesh.
However, most humans are still choosing the animal based options.

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