All posts tagged: Animal Resistance

About animal resistance and human saviourism. Presentation at IARC 2021, Geertrui Cazaux

Stories of animal resistance. About human saviourism and not so-voiceless animals – Geertrui Cazaux Other animals resist their oppression, by escaping, retaliating, and acts of everyday resistance. Centering other animals and sharing their stories helps us move away from a human saviourist framing and is an expression of solidarity with them. They are not voiceless and we are not their saviours but their allies.In this presentation, I will document stories of animal resistance.

She was a person

She was a person. She wanted to live ❀ View this post on Instagram She was a person. She wanted to live ❀ One of the 15 million mink who are currently being murdered in Denmark. Running for her life, wanting to live, wanting freedom πŸ˜“ #animalresistance #dierenverzet Denmark is killing (not 'culling', that's a euphemism) 15 million mink in an effort to prevent a mutant of the coronavirus from spreading. The conditions in animal factories (thousands of animals confined together) in the meat and fur industry again and again lead to the outbreak of zoonoses (bird flu, swine flu, Q-fever, …) , and in some cases also spreading to humans (like now). Don't contribute to this system in which animals are seen merely as disposable products. Don't buy fur or other animal products πŸ˜” For the animals, your health and the environment #vegan 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 #mink #denmark #animalrights #covid #speciesisme #culling #speciesistlanguage #killing # A post shared by trudi_brugesvegan (@trudi_brugesvegan) on Nov 7, 2020 at 5:02am PST One of the 15 million mink who are …

Animal Resistance. The animals are not voiceless.

The book Fear of the Animal planet, by Jason Hribal (2010) documents the numerous accounts of animal resistance in modern history: elephants and tigers who escape from the circusses and attack their abusers, monkeys who manage to flee from laboratories, orcas and sea lions who show their resistance to captivity and abuse. The zoos, circusses and other facilities uphold a narrative of these being exceptions and very rare occassions, they portray the animals as having gone ‘wild’, denying them agency, they promise to take measures so this can’t happen again, and they strictly control the info that gets out to the public. But as becomes clear from the numerous stories in the book, these are all but exceptions. And the animals certainly do have agency, and they firmly resist their oppression and abuse. They are not voiceless and we shouldn’t portray them as voiceless.