Vegan Literary Theory and Criticism: Toward a “Literature of Their Own”

This article briefly proposes an initial framework for articulating and formalizing a literary theory informed by the values of veganism and ahimsa and for applying that theory through literary criticism of individual works of literature. “Literature” here is broadly construed so as to include fiction and non-fiction written and spoken material as well as works in the fine and performing arts and in all expressive media, from painting and sculpture to audio and video recordings to video games and computer-generated simulations.

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.

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