The world’s slave population now exceeds its free population among mammals and birds, according to a new report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Humane Party has published an initial set of parameters for the overall design of the Humane National Committee governing body. These parameters will now be available for comments, criticisms, and editorial suggestions from the public until completion of a final overall design has been achieved.
A poem on universal liberation
As a human people we were once a community. Life was difficult, with few resources. So, people banded together for the common good—for themselves and for those in their immediate vicinity. After World War II, intentional communities were created as one answer to the dis-connection, or de-evolution of our human society. But do they take the intention far enough?
A poem on suffering and oblivion
Earth Day 2018 (Sunday, April 22) will mark the 9th anniversary of the launch of the Humane Party. As per tradition, the HP will also release its bi-annual party platform on Earth Day. The 2018-19 platform includes two new sections and several significant updates.
A new poem by guest contributor Heather Leughmyer, on the harmful complicity of silence and the beneficial effects of breaking this silence.
This year marks the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. In recognition of the convention organizers’ contribution to the cause of equality under the law, the Humane Party dedicates National Civil Rights Day 2018 to the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention.
The schedule for the 11th Annual Veggie Pride Parade in New York, NY, has been released. The event features over 20 speakers representing a wide array of perspectives on veganism, animal liberation, free speech, and more. Participants can also network with over 30 exhibitors who will be present. An after-party buffet and all-vegan comedy show follows the event.
Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Japan, Singapore and Thailand, Guy Rittger joined the Humane Party in January 2017, as the national technology coordinator, in response to an invitation from Humane Party 2016 Presidential candidate Clifton Roberts.
The Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team has completed its report on live animal trade in the United States. The purpose of this report is to put together for the first time in one place the vast United States live animal trade industry data. It is meant to highlight the number of animals from all species who are both exported from and imported to the United States. The report also seeks to document the more than $3.5 billion U.S. industry that is the live animal export and import trade and to draw attention to the countries in which this trade is occurring.
While subjection to speciesism may be required by physical and political forces in the real world, no such necessity holds in imaginary worlds. The author, editor, and publisher of a story, a play, a novel, a poem, a song, a movie script, a video game, or some other piece of literature wield plenary power over the manufactured universe in which that piece is set. If we want readers and viewers to escape from speciesism, even just for a little while and even just in their imaginations, we can enable that escape by keeping speciesism and animal exploitation out of literature altogether. This end can be achieved both (i) by writing new works that are, from the outset, free from anthropocentric and speciesist content and (ii) by editing existing works to meet that criterion.
What are our federal and state lands? They are those pristine places where the deer and antelope play. Songs of yesteryear enshrined in what are known as our National and State Parks, Forests, Refuges and Monuments. Whether here in The United States or in any other country around the world, these areas are refuge.
A poem on abused hens by guest contributor Heather Leughmyer
Vegan Nation radio, hosted by Marlene Narrow, has announced upcoming interviews with two Humane Party candidates. Robert Mason, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Texas (District 3), will be interviewed on March 22, 2018. Clifton Roberts, candidate for U.S. Senate representing the state of California, will be interviewed on April 19, 2018.
Are plants simply mindless automatons, going through the motions of sprouting, growing, flowering, fruiting, re-seeding and dying? Is this a basic process, requiring no thought of temperature, soil moisture, humidity, nutrients, pollinisation and reproduction? Does it all just occur, coincidentally or, if the processes are somehow deliberate, is it simply nature being nature?