Zach Groff

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April 6, 2017

Berkeley Op-Ed: End All Violence Against Animals

DxE's Zach Groff, writing on popular Berkeley news site Berkeleyside, writes in the wake of Berkeley's ban on fur sales that Berkeley—and elsewhere—should take similar steps for all animals.

During the City Council’s discussion of the fur ban, it was clear that every member of the Council recognized that true social justice implies much more than simply banning fur. In seeking to restrict the bill, Councilwoman Hahn noted that the bill drew an arbitrary line in excluding leather and meat. Councilwoman Hahn is right. Now, it’s the job of every Berkeley resident, and every human on this planet, to draw that line progressively further until the day that all animals have the right under the law to be free from harm.

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