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October 31, 2017

Rebecca is a first year student at Sonoma State University where she is majoring in philosophy.

What prompted you to choose a plant-based diet?

At the beginning of my junior year of high school, I began writing a research paper on “Unnecessary Animal Cruelty in Industry”...

October 17, 2017

An Open Letter to America Magazine | 

This letter is in response to America Magazine's decision to publish an article glorifying the cruel "sport" of bullfighting. The original article is available here.

For more information about the suffering of animals used for bullfi...

The Choices I Make 

Years ago, I savored every page of Barbara Kingsolver’s “Prodigal Summer” because it challenged my prejudices. A major theme in the book was the complexity - and necessity - of balance in the natural world. Predators and prey were an important part o...

Theologian Charles Camosy: Time to Consider Personhood of Some Animals

Recently, I sat down with Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, to discuss his views on animal protection. Camosy is the author of four books inc...

How to get your Meatless Lent started! 

Why should you and your religious community consider adopting a plant-based diet during Lent? There are many excellent reasons, including your own health and the health of those you love, but we will focus on just three here: 1. S...

February 27, 2017

Ending the Cruel Wildlife Trade |

We are currently in the midst of the greatest extinction crisis since the dinosaurs. Experts estimate that 30-50% of all species could be extinct by 2050. Unfortunately, this crisis is caused by human action—climate change, habitat loss...

February 22, 2017

I just returned from the St. Francis Alliance retreat, where I learned more about Catholic teaching on care of animals and the ways that animals suffer at the hands of humans. Laudato Si reminds us of our obligation as Catholics to care for animals and respect their in...

October 27, 2016

Women Religious Say Vote Yes on Question 3 | 

The Saint Francis Alliance: Faithful Voices for Animals applauds the public witness of nine Catholic sisters in Massachusetts who are calling for citizens to show compassion for animals and honor the message of Pope Francis’...

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June 20, 2017