Why Animals Deserve the Right Not to Be Held in Captivity

When people hear the term ‘animal rights’, it can elicit a certain reaction, which will depend on your outlook. You may think it’s absurd and meaningless to ascribe rights to non-human animals, believing rights can… View Post

Is Speciesism Like Racism?

Speciesism is discrimination on the grounds of species – or mistreating another creature because they belong to a different species than you. If a person claimed she had a right over a cow’s life just… View Post

Is It Immoral to Use Pack Animals for Trekking?

This is a question which interested me when I started noticing how in many countries, multi-day hikes often rely on the use of pack animals to carry gear and supplies. This isn’t always the case,… View Post

A Compassionate Society Should Give People the Right to Die With Dignity

The goal of end-of-life care is to offer compassionate care and the amelioration of suffering to people in the last days of their life, as well as those afflicted with a terminal condition that has… View Post

Why It’s Cruel to Treat Animals With Homeopathic Remedies

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) said earlier this year that there is no evidence to support the use of homeopathic remedies on animals. Supporters and practitioners of homeopathy held a protest to express… View Post