ABOUT UNCIVILIZED ANIMALS
It has taken over a year to put up an About page here at Uncivilized Animals; in part, this is because it has taken awhile to figure out exactly what this blog is in fact about: where the emphasis would be, where the edges are.
Uncivilized Animals aims highlight the overlap and the potential synergy between animal liberation struggles and an anti-civilization (or green anarchist) perspective. In practice such ideas often appear to be in tension with proponents who are, at times, openly hostile to one another. It is the starting point of this blog that these two ideas require one another if either is to be fully formed.
The very first post on this blog “What Animal Liberation Requires” would serve as a worthwhile starting point for understanding what Uncivilized Animals aims to be about.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
IAN SMITH currently lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has an academic background in philosophy having graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He has worked for a labor union, an anti-nuclear power organization, homeless advocacy organizations, as well as three years with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in their Laboratory Investigations department.
His writings have been published in venues including Philosophy Now and the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. He also contributed to the recently published volume Animals and War: Confronting the Military Animal-Industrial Complex.
Ian can be contacted via email at unciv.animals [at] gmail [dot] com or found on Facebook.