By Jim Mason
There is a cooling relief in finding the source of years of anger. My anger, I am learning, goes back to those childhood years when I was being indoctrinated about animals — how they were put here to serve us, how they feel nothing. I was lied … Read More
An Interview With Jim Mason Thanks for doing this! Here are the interview questions:
In An Unnatural Order you talk about dominionism. What exactly is dominionism?
It is the worldview of the human supremacist: The view or belief held by one species, Homo sapiens sapiens, that it has a divine right — … Read More
Animal Rights 2003 Conference Keynote Speech By Jim Mason
I want to talk to you about two themes: Domestication (the negative) and Kinship (the positive) and then close with some talk about an enlarged vision of our movement and its mission.
What Karen Davis (founder, United Poultry Concerns) has told you … Read More
(or… Our Blindspot for Animals) By Jim Mason
For over 150 years now, leading Western thinkers have been pondering The Nature Question, i.e.: What is to be our place in nature? Most of them have questioned our Western tradition of seeing ourselves as masters over nature. A good many have … Read More
Dreams of Times Bygone and Those to Come Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under a haystack fast asleep.
Will you wake him? No, not I,
For if I do, he’s sure to cry. … Read More
The Key to Coming to Terms With Nature By Jim Mason
Conference Workshop — Animal Experimentation: Health, Environment, Law, Ethics
I have chosen to talk to you about the importance of The Animal Question. If you are wondering, the Animal Question is not: “Honey, should we have steak or chicken?”
The Animal … Read More
By Jim Mason
Animal Rights is in the air, so much so that the term borders on becoming a buzzword and the cause itself the latest form of radical chic. Although Lewis Gompertz, Henry S. Salt, and others put forth radically different views on attitudes and relations toward other animals more … Read More