Mythology and Fantasy Literature

Mythology and Fantasy Literature: A Role in Activism

In seeking to abolish the property status of other animals, animal rights activists are pursuing a hitherto unattained goal: no human culture, at least to the author’s knowledge, has ever achieved animal emancipation and personhood. In short, modern abolitionists can rely upon no roadmap drawn by “someone who’s been there.” But analogy and vicarious experience can help serve at least some of the functions of a roadmap. The present article begins to explore fantasy and mythology and the types of teachings one might take from fictional worlds and tales.

How Much Is Life Worth?

Animals represent the best example of life having a real, factual value. Every time we walk by the meats section of any grocery store, we see a price tag on the body of an individual, an individual who endured a horrendous life, a life very few of us can even stand observing. The price tag in the market includes taxes, profits for the store, distributors, etc. If such a price has been inflated to add the profits of so many, what is the bottom-line value of their life?

The Criminalization of Animal Rights Activism

Is supporting animal rights terrorism? Is nonviolent activism terrorism? According to some interpretations of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), they are.

Survival of the Fittest or Beyond

In our world now, what is needed most of all is for humans to coexist with all forms of life, especially human animals and non-human animals. Working together instead of against each other would allow the planet to rebuild and become healthier than it has been in years.

“Violence Is Not Entertainment” Act: Proposed U.S. Law to Withdraw Copyright and Trademark Protection for Animal Abuse; Abolish Property Status of Animal-Abuse Content

The “Violence is Not Entertainment” Act The Humane Party has today published initial parameters of the “Violence Is Not Entertainment” … More

USA’s First Animal Rights Political Party Registers First 40 Voters

The Humane Party—which is the nation’s first and currently only political party committed to animal rights—began registering voters yesterday in … More

Excerpt: The “Perfect-Voting-Record” Fallacy

Since the perfect-voting-record (or “PVR”) fallacy is becoming almost ubiquitous, the following excerpt from an article that first appeared on … More

Editorial: Concerned Carnivore Questions Activists

________________ Reader Dear Humane Herald, What [animal rights activists] are doing is worthy of praise; I am often disturbed by … More

Earth Day 2011: America’s “Greenest” Political Party Turns Two Years Old

The only political party in the U.S.A. committed to taking on the nation’s #1 polluter—meat, fur, and the other killing-based … More

Editorial: Letters to a Young Vegan

Reader Can [you] please [email] me with any recommendations you might have for someone like me interested in at least … More