Corey Lee Wrenn (Colorado State): Abolition Then and Now: Tactical Comparisons Between the Human Rights Movement and the Modern Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement in the United States; A Critique of Single-issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy; and The Role of Professionalization Regarding Female Exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement. From Rolling Stone, Paul Solotaroff on animal cruelty: The price we pay for cheap meat. Nora Caplan-Bricker on how Hollywood's animal-cruelty problem must look familiar to the NFL and U.S. military. Activists accuse Walmart of condoning torture of pigs by pork suppliers. Can artificial meat save the world? Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste — meat-free meat might be the solution. Lawsuits could turn chimpanzees into legal persons (and more). Key states where the illegal ivory trade flourishes have pledged to take urgent measures to try to halt the illicit trade and secure elephant populations across Africa. While we mostly worry about animals going extinct, many are multiplying by dangerous proportions — here are 11 of the most invasive. Max Knoblauch on the Planet of the Octopuses: What animal species is most likely to rise up and overthrow humans? Animals have friends, enemies, allies and life-long companions — human relationships aren't so unique after all. Do animals have orgasms? Well, probably, but how can you tell? There you have it: Science doesn't know what it is cats do to make us love them.