London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks up in support of killing foxes because they’re pests. This outburst follows on from what everyone appears to acknowledge is an extremely rare incident of a fox allegedly biting twin girls in a London home. It’s right that boroughs should focus on their duties for pest control because as romantic… Read More


Philosopher Peter Singer makes sense in Religion’s regressive hold on animal rights issues. He begins by saying, Last week, the chief minister of Malacca, Mohamad Ali Rustam, was quoted in the Guardian as saying that God created monkeys and rats for experiments to benefit humans. Activists had been protesting against his approval of an Indian… Read More


Will Self is an author whom I increasingly appreciate. There is, for example, this exquisite ramble published recently in the London Review of Books. Animal rights folks would do well to read his novel, Great Apes. Anyway, I reproduce below in its entirety yesterday’s blog, “The Spartan Girl.” There are references to current events that not… Read More