Op/Ed Den

Global Animal's Op/Ed Den is where writers roar on behalf of animals. Here you'll find progressive op-ed articles on animal rights and animal welfare issues. Animal news opinion and current affairs.

Capt. Paul Watson: If We Kill Our Oceans, We Kill Ourselves

(SEA SHEPHERD/ANIMAL ACTIVISM VIDEO) Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society talks about the death of our oceans, the politics of extinction and how the collapse of entire species of fish like the bluefin tuna is bad news for humans. — Global Animal

The Case For Vegetarianism: Our Pleasure vs. Sensitive Life

Israeli writer Orna Rinat presents an impassioned argument that according to prevailing scientific thought, animals have sensitivity and the ability to suffer. And therefore, we must have compassion for animals. This means making the ethical decision to not choose our pleasure over the life of another being. Agree, disagree, discuss.

Animals and Lost Innocence

(ANIMAL ART) GA exclusive: Featured Blog Den contributor Claire Nettleton, Ph.D (ABD), shares her impressions of the art exhibit A Voyage of Growth and Discovery that ties themes of children, art, and animals. — Global Animal

Cheap Meat Can Be Costly

Author David Kirby brings the harsh realities of cheap meat to light, warning that even vegans are not safe from the guilt of sustaining factory farming. Kirby warns that cheap meat can actually be costly to the planet and eventually, your wallet. — Global Animal

Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson Responds To Bethune Verdict (VIDEO)

(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson upon hearing Pete Bethune was given a suspended prison sentence. — Global Animal

Cats Wig Out Over Latest Fashion

The creator of the 'Kitty Wig' brings hairpieces to the feline market.

In Her Defense, I’m Sure The Moose Had It Coming

Nobody can turn a phrase better than famed writer Aaron Sorkin. Whether an omnivore, a vegetarian or a vegan, we can all agree that animals aren't here on earth to be killed as props for cable "entertainment." But read on – Aaron puts it much more strongly. Tell us whether you agree or disagree! – Global Animal

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