Topics include: Animal Activism as Refined Speciesism, Exhibiting Animals, Animal Experimentation, Hunting & Free-living Animals, Pets, Male Supremacy and Animal Rights, White Supremacy and Animal Rights.
Here are the sections that include links. Please read the entire syllabus for more materials.
- Animal Activism as Refined Speciesism
- Explore animal rights vs. animal welfare and evaluate current animal advocacy to see if it contributes to the exploitation of animals through unexamined speciesism.
- Project for the New American Carnivore: From Lyman to Niman in 10 Short Years by James LaVeck and Jenny Stein
- The Importance of Being Honest The Satya Interview with Patty Mark
- Compassion for Sale? Doublethink Meets Doublefeel as Happy Meat Comes of Age by James LaVeck
- Invasion of the Movement Snatchers: A Social Justice Cause Falls Prey to the Doctrine of “Necessary Evil” by James LaVeck
- The Dynamic Between the Animal Industry and the Animal Movement by Harold Brown
- Sadly, Happy Meat by Eddie Lama (Satya Sept. 2006)
- Sanctuary Perspectives on “Humane” Animal Products
- Exhibiting Animals
- Examine institutions such as zoos and circuses and their perpetuation of the exploitation of animals.
- When Animals Resist Their Expoitation: Kasatka, the Sea World Orca by Jason Hribal CounterPunch 14 Dec 2006
- Animal Experimentation
- Explore the broader context of medical experimentation (including experimenting on humans, past and present) and the ethical case against experimenting on animals.
- A Nation of Guinea Pigs by Jennifer Kahn, Wired March 2006
- Hunting & Free-living Animals
- Explore stalking and killing animals and the domination of free-living animals through methods such as hunting, reproductive control, and habitat destruction.
- “Putting Other Animals on the Pill: Should We, or Shouldn’t We?” by Daniel Hammer
- Look at the history and creation of pets, the curent state of animals kept as pets, and appropriate animal rights responses.
- Male Supremacy and Animal Rights
- Explore how the oppression of women and animals are linked, including an examination of sexism and misogyny in the animal rights movement.
- Movement Watch by Lee Hall Act’ionLine Fall 2003
- Reproductive Autonomy: Crossing the Species Border by Helen Matthews, Satya January 2005
- Selections from PETA: Where Only Women Are Treated Like Meat by Nikki Craft
- White Supremacy and Animal Rights
- Explore how some animal rights activists perpetuate racism and what anti-racist animal rights activism would look like.
- Racism and the Animal Rights Movement by Sheila Hamanaka with Tracy Basile Satya June/July 2005
- Sistah Vegans: The Satya Interview with Amie Breeze Harper Satya March 2007
- “Can Humans and Animals be Allies?” by Naomi Jaffe 23 Aug 2005
- Animal Whites: PETA and the Politics of Putting Things in Perspective by Tim Wise, CounterPunch 13 Aug 2005
- Comments on action ‘Stop the dog-meat trade in Korea’
I’ve omitted the sections with content that is not freely available online.My aim here is simply to provide some accessible, useful information regarding animal rights theory. You can look at the syllabus if you want to read all of it.
Please note that these are other people’s ideas and not necessarily my own. I agree with much of it, but not all of it.
(Crossposted at ElaineVigneault.com)