The Animalist is a platform that explores various topics related to anti-speciesism. Our goal is to share knowledge and to make it accessible and transparent. Although most of the posts on this page are dedicated towards the oppression as well as the liberation struggle of non-human animals, we stand for a holistic view of justice that also condemns any exploitation and oppression of humans.
The Rise and Fall of the Anti-Vivisection Campaign «Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty»: a Systems Theory Approach
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) was a decentralized anti-vivisection campaign mainly active in the US and the UK. Which factors led to the movement's success and downfall? A systems-theoretical analysis can help to unravel this question.


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The Problem with Dog Analogies in Antispeciesism
Even though "Western" society views dogs as unique and doesn’t exploit them for food, dogs are still victims of speciesist violence. "What if they were dogs?" is a misguided and harmful analogy from which we should distance ourselves.