Animal Exploitation Through The Ages

While our current civilisation is the most enlightened we continue to wreak extreme suffering and death on sentient non-human animals.  Future generations will regard this as the greatest moral failure of our time.


Yet while modern exploitation of animals for food, for research, for their skin and fur, for entertainment, and as ‘beasts of burden’ causes incalculable suffering to countless trillions of beings, we have always profited from other animals at their expense.


In this article from Crate Free USA we see how, from antiquity to the 21st century, we have caused our fellow beings incalculable suffering.  Because of the sheer numbers involved, animal abuse is now on a scale never before seen. 

One of the most effective ways we can help to redress these grievous wrongs is by stopping animal agriculture by adopting a vegan diet.


Read the article here:

An Indictment Of What Is And Should Never Again Be – The ‘Invisible’ Animals In Our Lives

In a powerful new book co-edited by Jo-Anne McArthur, “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene“, 30 award-winning photojournalists shine a light through their photography on the ‘invisible’ animals in our lives – the ones we eat, wear, use for research, work and entertainment. 

‘HIDDEN is a historical document, a memorial, and an indictment of what is and should never again be’.

Feature photo of a silver fox in a fur farm in Poland


Read the Guardian article here



Covid-19 is tearing through the world’s mink farms, leading to millions of animals being culled.


In mink farms animals are kept in close confinement in small cages.  They cannot escape each other even though by nature they are solitary.  They are also semi-aquatic, and are denied water to swim in. Their small, dirty cages are full of feces and exposed to rain and sun.  There is no or little enrichment provided for them.    Minks on a fur farm commonly show extreme fearfulness, unresponsiveness, and self-mutilation as a result of the conditions they are forced to live in.  The animals, from the weasel family, commonly experience rough handling and in many places are killed without stunning.


Some countries are phasing out mink farming, but the Coronavirus may be responsible for shutting down this cruel industry once and for all.


Watch the CNN video here