Tagged: Animal Rights

The power of art for change: an interview with artist Dana Ellyn

Renowned vegan artist Dana Ellyn’s paintings are thought provoking, norm challenging, and evocative on many levels. Her artwork conveys political and social ideas, including the plight of non-human animals; it also encourages viewers to carefully consider how their daily choices impact the lives of animals. When I first saw her paintings on social media they struck...

The hypocrisy of the left

There is one issue that has been weighing heavily on my mind: the double standard of the political left. I thought that those who define themselves as liberal, or progressive, deeply believe in social justice, reject prejudice and exploitation, and support the most vulnerable and defenseless. However, as my eyes opened to our oppression of non-human...

“Now I can look at you in peace…”

Food is tasty! It’s the basis of our life, comforting and at the center of our social, cultural and religious events: holidays, weddings, parties. But what do we know about our food and why don’t we know it? For instance, tomatoes. Whether you have grown tomato plants or not, you know that a tomato seed germinates...