Sunday, March 6, 2011

Essay for Toronto Pig Save: "Extending Our Circle of Compassion to Pigs"

I have written a paper on pigs for Toronto Pig Save. It is called "Extending Our Circle of Compassion to Pigs." The paper includes some reflections on working at the Cedar Row Sanctuary; a species-appreciation of hogs; debunking of myths about pigs (which ironically apply to pig exploiters); cruelty charges against the hog "farming" industry; an outline of how speciesist harm to pigs cannot be defended; and a suggestion of new ways forward for pigs and other sentient beings. The Toronto Pig Save website has yet officially to launch, but is already replete with very interesting art, literature, and other precious bits.

(Please note that the PDF file is large and takes several seconds to download.)

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