Tag: animal rights

Welp, Morrissey is no Mother Theresa

Morrissey might have more animal friends than human at this point in his career. Making a case for animal rights in an interview with the Guardian last week, he classified all Chinese people as a “subspecies.”

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Farm Sanctuary Scores Two Victories For Farm Animals

HeadCount is all about kick-ass grassroots democracy, so we’re delighted to report two legislative victories pushed through by Farm Sanctuary, the nonprofit founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming. This month California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill banning dairy-cow tail docking, thereby terminating this painful and unnecessary practice (Learn why tail…

Posted in Music and Activism, Food and Farm Policy

Animal Rights To Dominate All-Vegan World Peace Yoga Conference

A sometimes-vitriolic debate is raging in the yoga community about whether yogis should a) be politically active, and b) follow a vegetarian diet. Although ahimsa (nonviolence) is the primary yoga ethic, some teachers argue that vegetarianism is too restrictive and violates ahimsa by potentially causing harm to the student. Other teachers, notably Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon…