Blue Bloods: A guest post by Jean Ryan

  Today’s post is courtesy of Survival Skills author Jean Ryan, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Blue Bloods The blood of a horseshoe crab is blue, a translucent baby blue that looks as precious as it is. The blood contains a mechanism, LAL, that detects pathogens and clots around them; pharmaceutical companies use this substance …

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Announcing the 2015 Sisikiyou Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the second annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is now open for submissions! Last year we had a great turnout, and we hope this year is even better. (To learn about last year’s winner and finalists, click here.) It’s wonderful to see so many fine writers tackling the issues …

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Animal rights and human rights are not mutually exclusive

Many people have a tendency to view “human rights” advocacy as distinct from “animal rights” advocacy. And many tend to prioritize human rights work over animal rights work. Yet when we work to improve the world for animals, we also improve the world for humans. In the article, “Changing the world, one Monday at at a time,” Jenna Wixon-Genack lists the …

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Congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler, winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award

We are thrilled to hear the news that Karen Joy Fowler (our judge for this year’s Siskiyou Prize) is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for her amazing novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. As the Washington Post writes, “With its disturbing portrayal of the abuse that chimps endure, We Are All Completely …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Charlotte Malerich

An interview with Among Animals contributor C.S. Malerich (“Meat”) by Jennifer Hartsock  Q: Charlotte, your works integrate many social classifications and positions—such as gender, race, class, and species. Do you have a topic or theme in mind before you begin writing, or do you recognize one while/after completing the work? A: The idea for the …

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