Veganism in the Occupied Territories: Anti-Colonialism and Animal Liberation

Dylan Powell

Photo of a dead bird from the 2013 Tar Sands Healing Walk. Credit: Unknown Photo of a dead bird from the 2013 Tar Sands Healing Walk. Credit: Unknown

Background

I’ve written about 50 versions of this in my head. An original working title was called “Guest Ethics: Veganism in the Occupied Territories.” I liked it for a while but then realized that talking about developing a “guest ethic” for settlers would be a problem. I decided on something that continued to place veganism on Turtle Island as being on occupied territory, while also presenting anti-colonialism and animal liberation as two distinct and important streams of theory and praxis that could potentially have over lapping and intersecting interests.

Aside from thinking about this issue, I’ve been living my experience as a settler raised on the Haldimand Tract since 1984. Born and raised in Port Maitland, On – where the mouth of the Grand River meets Lake Erie – I was made aware of that from…

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