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Mark Hawthorne is the author of two books on animal rights: Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering and Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, both from Changemakers Books. He gave up eating meat after an encounter with one of India's many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. His writing has also been featured in Vegan's Daily Companion (Quarry Books) and in the anthologies Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy (Ben Davidow) and Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day and The Best Travel Writing 2005: True Stories from Around the World (both from Travelers' Tales). Mark is a frequent contributor to VegNews magazine. You'll find him tweeting at markhawthorne.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Millions of Animals to Be Sacrificed for U.S. Holiday As the nation prepares for Thanksgiving, let's consider for a moment the 45 million or so turkeys who will be slaughtered and served as the traditional main course. Moreover, let's view this annual feast through the lens of animal sacrifice.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
California Rejects Animal Confinement: Will Other States Follow? California's Prop 2 will phase out the cruelest confinement devices used in factory farming. Why did it win, and what does this historic ballot initiative mean for the rest of the country?

Friday, September 12, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
California Anti-Cruelty Measure Has National Impact California has long been a proving ground for progressive issues. Prop 2, a measure on the state's November ballot, is attracting support and opposition from around the country. How could one state ballot initiative affect the nation?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
5 Ways to Apply Business Practices to Activism Take a few hints from the corporate world and use the Internet to advance your non-profit cause.

Saturday, August 9, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Feast or Famine: Meat Production and World Hunger The challenge of feeding the world's hungry may be as simple as totally eliminating animal agribusiness.

Friday, July 11, 2008 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Attack of the Vegan Molecule! Will science have an impact on the world's diet? A recent article in the Daily Telegraph explores how our inability to produce a chemical present in the animals we eat may be linked to a series of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Although this news might not affect the habits of most meat-eaters, there are still plenty of great reasons to become vegetarian.

Monday, June 23, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Compassion Is Patriotic: Go Veggie One of the most popular ways to celebrate July 4th is a big barbecue. Ironically, the animals most people cook on Independence Day have been denied life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Why not choose kindness instead of cruelty? Commemorate our nation's birth by enjoying a meat-free day – it's good for the animals, good for our bodies and good for the country.

Friday, March 7, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Rabbits for Easter, Please Yes, rabbits are cute, but please do not buy one on impulse this Easter! They are NOT toys, and they are not perfect for every family.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Spoiler Alert: 10 Things Animal Exploiters Do Not Want You to Know By exposing the truth of what animal profiteers endeavor to make invisible, we reveal a means to end abuse that is nearly as senseless as it is reprehensible. To that end, following are ten facts animal exploiters hate the public knowing about -- and what you can do about them.

Friday, February 1, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shocked by the Undercover Slaughterhouse Video? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do The recent undercover investigation of a California slaughterhouse is making headlines around the world. Here are 5 things you can do to help end this kind of animal cruelty.

Thursday, January 3, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Think; Therefore, I Don't Eat Meat Activists in the animal-rights movement frequently discuss cognitive dissonance, musing about people who insist they love animals yet eat pigs, cows, chickens, fish, turkeys and sheep as if these beings somehow don't qualify as animals. What role does cognitive dissonance play in someone deciding to give up meat, eggs and dairy foods?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Animal Liberation Is Human Liberation Animal activists are often faced with the criticism that human oppression is so vast that to divert efforts and resources to injustices against animals is irresponsible at best and misanthropic at worst. In truth, animal liberation and human liberation are closely connected.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
H-u-m-a-n-e M-e-a-t Still Spells "Death" for Animals Despite clever marketing by some in agribusiness, there is really no such thing as "humane meat."