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Cheapest cialis “What do strip mining and child sexual abuse have in common? Vivisection.”
Cheapest cialis That’s how I started my presentation on the “commonalities of oppression” panel at the recent AR2008 conference. Cheapest cialis I’ll post the whole talk next week as one of my two contributions to the blog “Carnival Against Vivisection” that I’ll be hosting here at SuperWeed. Cheapest cialis I’ll also be contributing a look at vivisection of chickens over at the new Eastern Shore Sanctuary blog.
Cheapest cialis Here’s what I want you to do: Blog about vivisection. Cheapest cialis Send me the link by 06 September and I’ll include and publicize your post in the roundup of entries.
Cheapest cialis I especially want you to do this if you’re an animal advocate who usually doesn’t think about vivisection. Cheapest cialis I especially want you to do this if you’re a proponent of veganism who usually focuses on food rather than animal-tested products. Cheapest cialis I especially want you to do this if you usually blog about environmental or social justice issues and haven’t written (or perhaps even thought) about the ways that spiritual and actual vivisection intersect with the problems on which you usually focus.
Cheapest cialis Why September 6th? As reported by Indymedia UK, cheapest cialis “In solidarity with Sean Kirtley, cheapest cialis who was imprisoned by the state for supposedly organising legal demonstrations against Sequani’s vivisection laboratories, cheapest cialis activists will be making a stand for the animals with a march and rally against Sequani labs on September 6th in Ledbury, cheapest cialis Herefordshire. Cheapest cialis ”
Cheapest cialis In Austria, cheapest cialis the UK, cheapest cialis and here in the USA, cheapest cialis opponents of vivisection have been the targets of enhanced state repression — the subject of my next post — in recent years. Cheapest cialis At the same time, cheapest cialis the mainstream animal advocacy movement seems to be swinging away from active struggle against vivisection and the mainstream anti-vivisection movement seems to be swinging away from animal rights. Cheapest cialis The anti-vivisection societies used to be at the national animal rights conferences — I don’t see them in the exhibit hall anymore. Cheapest cialis At AR2008 I heard one too many advocate of personal veganism as the path to animal liberation assert that farmed animals must be the focus of our activism because they represent the greatest number of exploited animals. Cheapest cialis
Cheapest cialis Now, cheapest cialis I know all about that. Cheapest cialis I founded and run a sanctuary in the heart of a rural region where the local poultry industry kills and cuts up more than a million chickens every day. Cheapest cialis But we can’t afford to see activism as a zero-sum game in which attention to one problem detracts from another. Cheapest cialis What we all have to do is develop an integrated analysis in which we understand how all of the problems are linked and then find ways to show solidarity with those working on different issues (or by means of different tactics) while using not only utilitarian [bringing the greatest good to the greatest number] but also strategic [e.g., cheapest cialis where can *I* do the greatest good, cheapest cialis given my own resources and positioning? where are the best opportunities for decisive intervention right now? what needs doing that nobody else is doing? etc.] and compassionate [whose suffering is unbearably acute?] calculations in deciding how to spend one’s own limited supply of time. Cheapest cialis
Cheapest cialis At the GARC conference back in 2005, cheapest cialis an activist I respect recalled the history of the US animal rights movement — in which initial focus on fur and vivisection often left out farmed animals — and wondered if we haven’t gone too far in the other direction, cheapest cialis with the emphasis on farmed animals and on personal veganism perhaps driving out people who might have helped us to actually win the struggles against fur and cosmetics testing. Cheapest cialis We’ll never know what might have happened if different choices had been made in the past but, cheapest cialis going forward, cheapest cialis I’d like to see those who focus on farmed animal issues refrain from asserting that those are *the* issues on which we *all* should be working and those who focus on personal veganism to maybe be a bit more verbal about the aspects of veganism that don’t have to do with food (i.e., cheapest cialis not only avoidance of animal-tested products but also avoidance of products produced by means that exploit human animals or despoil the habitats of nonhuman animals.)
Cheapest cialis There’s one more reason why I want to contribute something to the struggle against vivisection right now: The country vet came to my house last week for an extravaganza of examinations and vaccinations, cheapest cialis in the course of which dog Madeline became very afraid. Cheapest cialis Soothing her so that the vet could draw blood, cheapest cialis assuring her that this was to keep her healthy and only happens once a year, cheapest cialis I suddenly flashed on all of the dogs in all of the vivisection labs who endure much worse procedures repeatedly, cheapest cialis with nobody to comfort them, cheapest cialis and for purposes that are decidedly not in their own best interest. Cheapest cialis I cannot adequately describe the mixture of empathy, cheapest cialis nausea, cheapest cialis and rage that surged through my veins.
Cheapest cialis Let’s do something for those dogs. Cheapest cialis To paraphrase my pal Livi: Ready… Set… Scribble!