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Cialis tablets foreign “What do strip mining and child sexual abuse have in common? Vivisection.”
Cialis tablets foreign That’s how I started my presentation on the “commonalities of oppression” panel at the recent AR2008 conference. Cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign I’ll also be contributing a look at vivisection of chickens over at the new Eastern Shore Sanctuary blog.
Cialis tablets foreign Here’s what I want you to do: Blog about vivisection. Cialis tablets foreign Send me the link by 06 September and I’ll include and publicize your post in the roundup of entries.
Cialis tablets foreign I especially want you to do this if you’re an animal advocate who usually doesn’t think about vivisection. Cialis tablets foreign I especially want you to do this if you’re a proponent of veganism who usually focuses on food rather than animal-tested products. Cialis tablets foreign 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.
Cialis tablets foreign Why September 6th? As reported by Indymedia UK, cialis tablets foreign “In solidarity with Sean Kirtley, cialis tablets foreign who was imprisoned by the state for supposedly organising legal demonstrations against Sequani’s vivisection laboratories, cialis tablets foreign activists will be making a stand for the animals with a march and rally against Sequani labs on September 6th in Ledbury, cialis tablets foreign Herefordshire. Cialis tablets foreign ”
Cialis tablets foreign In Austria, cialis tablets foreign the UK, cialis tablets foreign and here in the USA, cialis tablets foreign opponents of vivisection have been the targets of enhanced state repression — the subject of my next post — in recent years. Cialis tablets foreign At the same time, cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign The anti-vivisection societies used to be at the national animal rights conferences — I don’t see them in the exhibit hall anymore. Cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign
Cialis tablets foreign Now, cialis tablets foreign I know all about that. Cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign But we can’t afford to see activism as a zero-sum game in which attention to one problem detracts from another. Cialis tablets foreign 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., cialis tablets foreign where can *I* do the greatest good, cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign
Cialis tablets foreign At the GARC conference back in 2005, cialis tablets foreign 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, cialis tablets foreign 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. Cialis tablets foreign We’ll never know what might have happened if different choices had been made in the past but, cialis tablets foreign going forward, cialis tablets foreign 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., cialis tablets foreign 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.)
Cialis tablets foreign 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, cialis tablets foreign in the course of which dog Madeline became very afraid. Cialis tablets foreign Soothing her so that the vet could draw blood, cialis tablets foreign assuring her that this was to keep her healthy and only happens once a year, cialis tablets foreign I suddenly flashed on all of the dogs in all of the vivisection labs who endure much worse procedures repeatedly, cialis tablets foreign with nobody to comfort them, cialis tablets foreign and for purposes that are decidedly not in their own best interest. Cialis tablets foreign I cannot adequately describe the mixture of empathy, cialis tablets foreign nausea, cialis tablets foreign and rage that surged through my veins.
Cialis tablets foreign Let’s do something for those dogs. Cialis tablets foreign To paraphrase my pal Livi: Ready… Set… Scribble!