I'm headed out of town for a short bit (tomorrow is my birthday).
Also, there is an appeal for conference funds, check it out.
But I wanted to post a personal annoyance. Several of the animal rights blogs I read frequently post images of dead and/or wounded animals along with their text. I really can't take it. I don't, in general, handle images of violence well. It seems to me that the people who are mostly likely reading these blogs are the people who are most likely to see the images of violence as horrible and unacceptable. This isn't meet your meat or some sort of other propaganda/teaching tool, but are usually writings to the initiated. Anyway, I don't have much in the way of a theoretical point. But I don't like it, and I think I'm going to be pulling these websites off of my RSS reader. Shortly, I won't be knowing what things TPC is saying, or a few other blogs.