What do you think about lab grown meat? I was recently interviewed re the ethics of this: video
has just published a short summary of our detailed academic article on Jack the Ripper
. We will never know for certain, but it is highly likely Jack honed the physical skills, and the psychological and behavioural attributes employed on his victims to such devastating effect, during his employment as a slaughterhouse worker.
It may once have been necessary to kill other sentient creatures in order to survive. Such excuses no longer have any merit, and indeed, the modern business of animal slaughter profoundly harms the animals abused and killed, the workers required to kill them, and even their surrounding communities. It undeniably harms consumers whose health is damaged by overconsumption of animal products. It is clearly time to end our destructive social dependence on industrialised animal slaughter.
In July I'll be speaking on animal research, vegetarian companion animal diets, and Jack the Ripper, at the Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference
in Adelaide - a great event in one of the sea and sunshine capitals of the world. Join us if you can!
After the Animal Welfare Party and others were barred from participating in a recent hustings event in Maidenhead, another has been organised by one of the barred candidates. If you’d like to hear what we think about fox hunting and a range of other social issues, please consider attending this hustings event in Maidenhead on Monday 5th June, 7.45pm - 10.15pm. I will be representing the Animal Welfare Party as our candidate in Prime Minister Theresa May’s constituency of Maidenhead (partly because she’s a fox hunting supporter!) Registration and further details are here
Following news Theresa May plans a free vote on fox hunting, Animal Welfare Party announces Professor Andrew Knight as our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Maidenhead (Theresa May's constituency). Said Professor Knight today "Theresa May states the acceptability of fox hunting is simply a matter of opinion, and she favours it. She appears completely ignorant of the overwhelming evidence from animal welfare science that fox hunting is egregiously cruel to hunted foxes, and to any wild animals unlikely enough to be discovered and attacked by the hounds. As with Brexit, her policy on this matter appears short on detail, and shockingly ignorant. It is also arrogant – apparently, her opinions matter, but those of the 84 per cent of the British public who want fox hunting to remain illegal, do not. This is why AWP is standing against Theresa May in Maidenhead - our lawmakers should always produce policy and legislation which is evidence-based, ethical, and reflects public wishes." - www.animalwelfareparty.org