Category: Blog

The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY. A few select ARAUNY members have been chosen to write on our blog.

Be an advocate for wildlife and the lives of all animals

[The following letter from our VP, Martha, appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle last week.  Great advocacy, Martha!] Wildlife killing contests target animals for whom there are no protections — squirrels, fox, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, badgers, prairie dogs, and in…

“Stealing” Monkey Should Not Be Treated Like a Criminal

by George Payne, founder of Gandhi Earth Keepers International [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] In my ethics class, one question that students always raise has to do with the moral agency…

ARAUNY Prez on Broken Spear Vision Radio

by Tina My good friend George Payne of Gandhi Earth Keepers International interviewed me for his Broken Spear Vision radio show on Rochester Free Radio. Listen here. My comments are entirely my own and don’t necessarily represent ARAUNY’s position.  And…

Yates County Does a Poor Job of Protecting Animals

by Joel Freedman [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] A state law allows local governments to crack down on cruel canine breeding facilities – also known as puppy mills – by establishing…

What If Animals Can Love?

by George Payne [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] For well over a century the main questions concerning animal rights have moved from whether some animals can reason and communicate to whether they can suffer. Beyond any reasonable…

Hunting in New York State Parks

by JanineS [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] As I write this on a lovely, sunny November day, it seems like a perfect time to go for a hike in the woods.…

Bailing the Bog

by tinako [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] I would normally be eating breakfast right now, but since I am Fasting Against Slaughter today on World Farmed Animals Day, it seems like…

The Echoes of our Actions

by Tinako [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] It can be easy to get discouraged when we see the suffering in the world, the suffering of both people and animals, in every…

Until no one is left behind.

By John Carbonaro (The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY). Often when people converse with vegans they attempt to find variations on how to use animals more “nicely”. We often respond that if…

Tunnel Vision

by Linda Brink

An activist friend recently put a question out there, which is this: what inspired so many people to become outraged over Cecil the lion’s death, when daily, countless other innocents are routinely abused and destroyed without causing anywhere near the same reactive ire?