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Stuffing Chris Christie Into a Gestation Crate

“When we first starting working together,” my therapist said, “you were the angriest person I’d ever met.” Somehow, it pleased me to hear that. “You’ve made amazing progress over the past decade and a half,” she said, “but today, I sense an old, familiar rage.” I sipped my agave-nectar-laced tea and waited for her to […]

Waiting to Publish “Motor City Mauled Man,” an Obituary for Ted Nugent

I was reading Marcus Aurelius Armitage’s recently published essay, Offer Them a Deal with the Devil They Don’t Know: How Volunteerism on Death Row Could End Animal Testing, when the red phone rang. It was my good friend Monty Gelstein, calling from a medical-marijuana dispensary in Rhode Island. “When’s the last time you wrote something […]

Oregon Farmer Eaten by Pigs was no “Animal Lover”

Imagine my excitement upon reading the appetizing BBC News headline “Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs.” Hot damn, I thought, as I prepared to celebrate this unexpected measure of karma being added to the balance. Naturally, I read every news report I could find, concerned as I was – and remain – about the health […]

Pork Industry Wants to Keep Pigs in Gestation Crates

I was reading Marcus Aurelius Armitage’s latest essay, Human Hearts are There to be Eaten: Feeding the World Through Organ Donation, when the red phone rang. “It’s all fun and games till a pig chews through your rib cage!” It was my friend Monty Gelstein calling from what sounded like the inside of a garbage […]