Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez: Jury Acquits Animal Rights Activists Who Saved Piglets at Smithfield Factory Farm
In a major victory for animal rights, a jury in Utah has acquitted two animal rights activists who each faced up to five-and-a-half years of prison time for rescuing two sick piglets from one of the world’s largest pig farms.
Federico García Lorca: New York (Office and Denunciation)
I know there are mountains and eyeglasses
And wisdom. But I didn’t come to see the sky.
I’m here to see the clouded blood,
the blood that sweeps machines over waterfalls
and the soul toward the cobra’s tongue.
Yahya Frederickson: Sacrifice
Bismillah, and the blade
will dissolve flesh. As he cups the sheep’s muzzle,
exposing its long, soft neck, for just a moment
I don’t believe in death.
Video: “Glass Walls” by Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney became a vegetarian in 1975, thanks to his wife Linda, who campaigned for animal rights before it became fashionable and later wrote internationally bestselling vegetarian cookbooks. Decades later, … Continue reading →