Welcome to the Phoenix Zones Initiative Resource Center, which includes a collection of materials that address how we can better understand and treat one another, animals, and the planet. Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions.
Having the freedom to move toward resources and away from threats is critical to the health and wellbeing of all life on the planet, and it is foundational to the rights of self-determination for people and animals.
As infrastructure development continues in communities across the globe, it is critical that all decisions consider the rights, health, and wellbeing of vulnerable people and animals. Evidence-based animal crossings are one essential solution.Read more
Historically, attempts to advance medical research have depended heavily on violating the rights of vulnerable people and animals.
Fortunately, moral and scientific advancements, and public demand, have resulted in a serious reevaluation of how research is conducted. And while the strides made to protect humans have been significant, the use of animals in research is still ethically problematic and based on the assumption that animal research is necessary and that human interests outweigh those of animals.
This paper looks at progress in improved ethical standards and the advancement of ethically-grounded, principled guidelines that can adequately address the ethical inconsistencies and inadequacies of research with animals.Read more
Vegan biocyclic and vegan stock-free organic agriculture demonstrate that food that is healthy for humans can be grown in harmony with the earth and with free-living animals, without using inputs from domesticated animals. Read about organizations and individuals engaged in developing, teaching, and promoting growing practices that replenish the soil while respecting the rights and sovereignty of each other, nonhumans, and ecosystems.Read more
Vegan permaculture builds on the systems-based philosophy of permaculture by advancing the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet. It could form the basis of regional and national policies and practices to eliminate hunger and food insecurity among humans while respecting the rights of other animals and protecting the health of the planet.Read more
Toward the Goal of a Clothing and Textiles Industry That Is Healthy for People, Animals, and the Planet
Currently, the clothing and textile industry negatively impacts the health and wellbeing of humans, animals, and the planet. Restructuring it to meet human needs without negatively impacting other beings or the earth requires changes at every level. Learn about the importance of shifting to ethical fashion policies and practices that are healthy and just for people, animals, and the planet and about who is leading the way.Read more
The Belmont Report established key ethical principles to which human research should adhere, including special protections for vulnerable populations. What if we were to apply the Belmont principles to animals?Read more