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  • Jul
  • 15

Are Speciesists Stupid?

Posted by at 10:31 AM | Permalink | Comments (14)
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Excuse me for stating the obvious, but racists are dumb. That’s not just my opinion. It’s the conclusion of a provocative study published in the journal Psychological Science. Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario, and his colleagues found that children with low intelligence are more likely to grow up to be racist […]


  • Jul
  • 7

Why I’m Boiling Mad About This Summertime Ritual

Posted by at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (22)
Lobsters languishing in the tank of the claw machine. The lobsters were surrendered to CAP from a Virginia Beach restaurant, where they were part of a claw machine game in which customers paid $3 to try to catch a lobster. The lobsters were liberated back into the ocean.

When did boiling animals alive become an acceptable summer pastime? I’m referring, of course, to the gruesome but widespread practice of dropping live lobsters and crabs into pots of scalding water, ignoring their frantic attempts to escape and calling it dinner. Kind people who would never dream of doing such a thing to any other […]


  • Jun
  • 22

The Fashion of the Future Is Here, and It’s Made of Cork

Posted by at 2:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
Happy cow at SASHA Farm Sanctuary.

Most Prime readers probably already know that there’s nothing animal- or eco-friendly about leather. Buying leather bags, belts, jackets, or wallets means subjecting cows and other animals to the horrors of factory farms and slaughterhouses. And just like fur, leather is loaded with toxic chemicals to keep it from decomposing in the buyer’s closet. Who […]


  • Jun
  • 20

Are Meat-Eaters Selfish?

Posted by at 9:27 AM | Permalink | Comments (14)
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According to a study by an international team of researchers, your thoughts about marriage equality and racial justice could be linked to your affinity for steaks and sausages. In other words, if the idea of killing another living being for dinner doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, then you’re probably not too bothered […]


  • May
  • 25

John Joseph: Plant-Based, Punk, and Primed for Action

Posted by at 2:16 PM | Permalink | 1 Comment
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By day, Meat Is for Pussies author John Joseph bikes, runs, and swims, training for the grueling Ironman triathlons that he started competing in four years ago, at the age of 49. By night, he performs equally grueling high-energy live sets with his legendary hard-core punk band, the Cro-Mags. How does this 53-year-old modern-day Renaissance […]


  • May
  • 24

Drop the Flyswatter: Insects Are Conscious

Posted by at 4:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (12)
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To squish or not to squish? For PETA members and other kind people who diligently catch insects and spiders in cups or humane bug catchers and gently escort them outside, this isn’t even a question. But for others, a new study suggesting that insects are conscious beings means that the ethics of indiscriminately killing them […]


  • Apr
  • 14

Practice Radical Compassion: Be Kind to Cockroaches

Posted by at 1:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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For several days earlier this month—which happens to be National Pest Management Month, according to the National Pest Management Association—I lived with an alarmingly large cockroach inside my utility room. I first noticed her on a Sunday afternoon on the wall by the door, just out of arm’s reach. She stayed in the same vicinity […]


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