Jon Hochschartner

Jon Hochschartner is the author of a number of books about animal-rights history, including The Animals’ Freedom Fighter, Ingrid Newkirk, and Puppy Killer, Leave Town. He blogs at

When Nothing Happens

On the Captive-Bolt Gun in No Country for Old Men

The Other Saint Francis

Mary Saran’s Life on the German and British Left

Vegetarian Socialists of the Anti-Nazi Resistance 

Base, Superstructure and Cultivated Meat

The Problem with Open Rescue

The Vegetarianism of Eugene V. Debs

Animal Metaphors in Crime Films

Animals and Laudato si’

Animals as Crucified Beings

War of the Worlds as Species Reversal

What I.F. Stone Said

Revisiting Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Curious Species Politics of Dinotopia

The Incidental Animal Welfarism of Calvin and Hobbes

Jesus, Animals and the Canaanite Woman

Don’t Look Up and Animal Liberation

Why Christians Should Support Cultivated Meat

Claymation Dreams, Chicken Run, and Animal Liberation

Animals and the Universal Christ

In Search of a Vegan Christianity

Animal Welfare in the Bible

My Dad, Indiana Jones and Peru

The Last Jedi Introduced Animal Welfare to Star Wars

Cultivated meat will Inevitably be Drawn into the Culture War

Speciesism and Pullman’s “The Amber Spyglass”

DxE Should Push For Cultivated-Meat Research

Cultivated Meat and the Prayer of Saint Francis

Reconciling God with Wild Animal Suffering

Revisiting Shyamalan’s Signs

What is to Be Done for Animals

Okra of Time

Imagining a Vegan Superman

Racism, Animal Rights and Eugene Debs

A Masterful History of Victorian Anti-Speciesism

Animal-Liberationist Art As Home Decor

We Need a Progressive Alternative to the Humane Society Legislative Fund

The Historic Vote to Abolish Vivisection

Animator Recalls Development of Conker’s Bad Fur Day

How Berkeley Banned Fur Sales

The Five Least Animal-Friendly Senate Democrats

The Cory Booker Dilemma for Progressive Animal Activists

This Election We’ve Failed Animals (Again)

Does Word Policing Actually Help the Left?

How I Learned to Hate Animals

Towards a Marxist Animalism

Animalists Should Focus on Commonalities, Not Differences

Jack London Inspired Influential Animalist Group

Nibert Discusses Intersection of Species and Class