Topsy was in her late twenties when she was murdered at Luna Park on Coney Island in New York on January 4, 1903. The murder scene is one of America’s first theme parks at a time when the United States emerges as an industrial world leader. My use of the word “murder” rather than “killed” is deliberate. Her life and death represent the fate of many animals—not just elephants and not just in the entertainment industry. Even though some thought her guilty, I felt she was innocent.… Read More
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“I sat in the basement with the Times open on the year 1910. An old man was dusting. He went away; then came back and said very kindly, ‘They’re telling us to put on our gas masks, Madam.’”
Virginia Woolf at the London Library, 1 October 1938
Baroness Sue Hayman wears fake fur robes as she backs Mirror campaign https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/baroness-sue-hayman-wears-fake-22771594?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
From 1 Jan, UK law may not recognise that animals can think or feel. The Government said it would protect the legal status of animal sentience after Brexit – but it has failed to act and we’re almost out of time. Please demand new legislation now. https://bit.ly/3iHkXx3