Tag Archives: animal rights

Challenging sacred cows

Humane is a confusingly versatile word. Lately, it’s featured in the Oz media, and beyond, with public outcries for humane treatment of refugees and our livestock exports. Re the former, just for starters, ‘humane’ would mean not incarcerating those who’ve … Continue reading

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Open letter to animal rights writers

A renowned author of animal rights–themed books, speaking at an event four+ years ago, invited emailed ideas from the audience. Mine follows: Dear _______, I enjoyed hearing you speak […], so this is a response to your request for input … Continue reading

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Empathy for the Other – J. M. Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals

The term metafiction refers to fiction about fiction: reflexive fiction that incorporates a critique of or comments on its fictional status and/or the process of its composition. And so metafiction can tend to look like, or indeed be, fiction framed … Continue reading

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