Animal rights

A cagey business

18 March 2012 Richard Kuper reads two books which consider the grotesque realities of industrial meat production and the wilful 'forgetting' needed to accept them.

Blue rage

16 June 2010 With industrial fishing creating problems on a global scale, direct action conservationists from the Sea Shepherd group are turning their attention to the Mediterranean. Wietse van der Werf reports

China’s animal revolution rises

1 September 2009 Grassroot support and pressure for new animal protection is growing, says Dave Neale, animal welfare director of Animals Asia Foundation

17 August

17 August 2009 'I saw a little boy, perhaps ten years old, driving a huge carthorse along a narrow path, whipping it whenever it tried to turn. It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength we should have no power over them, and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat.' George Orwell

Jill Robinson’s booktopia

22 January 2009 The eight books she'd take to the ends of the earth with her


14 May 2008 Peter Tatchell picks the eight books he'd take to the ends of the earth with him