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Tag Archives: Edward Abbey

Nellie McKay on Animal Rights and Activism

I’m listening, as I write this, to Frank Zappa’s Broadway the Hard Way, a live recording made during a 1988 concert tour that remains as powerful a musical uppercut as has ever been delivered to the Republican Party’s drooling maw in the run-up to a presidential election. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about social […]

Monday Maul: Gorillas Outsmart Hunters, Destroy Traps

“… They worked on the patient, sifting handfuls of fine Triassic sand into the crankcase, cutting up the wiring, the fuel lines, the hydraulic hoses to fore and aft attachments, dumping Karo into the fuel tanks. …” — Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang Just last night, a friend returned my copy of Edward Abbey’s […]

A Tale of Two Species

Yesterday, police in San Anselmo, California searched for a mountain lion that one resident claimed to have seen. Had the cops located the lion, they likely would have taken a cue from their mouth-breathing counterparts in Berkeley and assassinated the lion. Fortunately, there are more evolved members of our species in California and elsewhere, humans […]