The AR Movement That Once Was

Tom Regan

Volume 21 of Between the Species begins with a memorial issue devoted to Tom Regan.

In it Gary Francione has an excellent article called Reflections on Tom Regan and the Animal Rights Movement That Once Was.

It provides a deep insight into Tom Regan’s place in the growth and understanding of animal rights, but also into his complete turnaround in terms of how to go about realising these rights.

This is my brief overview of the article:



Sam Ovens v Murray Hewitt

Whenever i see Sam Ovens talking, and i mean no offence to him, i think of Murray Hewitt from the TV series Flight of the Conchords.

If Sam perchance ever sees this post, i hope he’ll take it in good humour—it’s not meant to mock him, just draw an amusing comparison.

The following video is of Sam talking about letters from Jeff Bezos to Amazon’s shareholders. You don’t need to listen to the whole thing, just enough to get a sense of his delivery:


Donald Watson on Abolition v ‘Welfare’

Products cows are used in

This article, by Donald Watson, a central founder of The Vegan Society and author of the first edition of The Vegan News (later The Vegan). It appeared as The President’s Log in the Spring 1948 edition of The Vegan (Volume IV, Number 1).

I’ve added paragraph spacing and made some text bold.

The vegan has accepted all animal exploitation to be wrong, and he has come within measurable distance of living consistently according to this view.