equality


Jerrold Meyer, like Melinda Novak, works at UMass Amherst and experiments on Rhesus Monkeys. Please take the time to send him an email asking him to stop these tests. We wrote up a sample email below that you can use, or write your own polite email.

Feel free to repost this call for emails

Jerrold Meyer’s  email is: jmeyer@psych.umass.edu
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I’m back in Virginia for winterbreak, at least briefly. I was sleeping at my parent’s last night, in the upstairs living room. I know they have mice, I’d seen a couple in the basement. And I really like mice. So when I heard one in the kitchen I went to go look at it. And good thing I did, because apparently my parents put a glue trap on the kitchen counter (which wasn’t there earlier when I cooked dinner). I had seen a box of them on the counter and wrote a note on it about how using them was murder. BUt so this poor mouse was stuck in the glue. (more…)

Peter Young Nov. 9, 2007 – these notes are for entertainment purposes only and the author does not necessarily endorse anything herein.

Investigating Animal Abuse

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I should have  this earlier, but I did not have internet access. Anyways, I get about Thanksgiving, and the huge slaughter of turkeys it involves. I think people should put more thought into what they eat and the implications of their methods of celebration- ie. does my party step on someone else’s toes (or kill them). Along with this I really question the practice of ‘giving thanks’ for things and beings which it does not make sense to give thanks to. LIke when people give thanks for the food at their table- what they aren’t considering is that it makes no sense to ‘give thanks’ to say, a turkey, for being on the table- because the turkey did NOT MAKE THAT SACRAFICE WILLINGLY. This bad habit of forcing other beings to be killed, and then calling it a sacrafice is very problematic. It skews the reality of the situation. Instead of thanking a turkey, people should apologize to it. Make apologies for the torture and murder the animal suffered through- not sugar coat it as a sacrafice. I think it is perfectly fair to speak up and call people out on their misunderstanding and misrepresentation of situations like this. I do not support a status quo where it is ok to do things like this to make ourselves feel better. Sometimes you should feel bad, and if people cannot deal with the truth, then maybe they should reconsider their habits.

The non speciesist stance is that sentience suffices for moral consideration, legal rights, and EQUAL consideration. It provides equal protection for all sentient beings. (more…)

By WILLIAM J. KOLE

AP

 

 

In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get 26-year-old male chimpanzee Hiasl legally declared a person

AP

In a case that could set a global legal precedent, animal rights advocates are seeking to get 26-year-old male chimpanzee Hiasl legally declared a “person.” (more…)