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This is the portfolio of Gita Yegane Arani ... my project stands in collaboration with the Edition Farangis by Farangis G. Yegane.

I am focussing on 'Animal Autonomy' and have created several projects proposing an antibiologistic type of perspective on animal rights and liberation.

This web-project in it's entity is dedicated to "my" dogs Tschördy and Keshmesh and my other nonhuman friends.

  1. Tierautonomie eine Publikationsreihe über Tierrechte, Tierlichkeit und neue dazugehörige Perspektiven |

Im Weiteren / auf Deutsch:

  1. Roundabout / In neuen Territorien denken / Gruppe Messel ein Blog über Tierrechte, ethischen Veganismus und Black Veganism |
  2. Der (vegane) bunte Hund Infos zur veganen Praxis |
  3. Ein Überblick über gefeaturete Inhalte |

In English:

  1. focuses on freestyle philosophy and secular mysticism (English and German) |
  2. Civilized Objects Animal, Earth and Human Rights basic talk |
  3. veganswines / philozoe an older project of mine containing comment on AR

What's the title of this project all about?

Simorgh is a mythical bird, a mythical animal like we find so enormously many in probably every human culture/civilization. The common interpretation of mythical animals goes often into the direction of totemism, metaphorism, and symbolism, etc. If we take a new look at history, from an Animal Rights angle, we can come to different definitions of that what those animal myths probably contained in terms of ethical standpoints towards nonhuman animals.

Such a different look will take us into deeper layers of folk tales and oral traditions, and foremostly it will take us deeper into the morals thereof (these type of materials are definitely not the easiest to untangle, but there are the 'golden threads' within moral cultural constructs that help).

We picked the bird Simorgh as our basically random choice for taking a representative for all such mythical embodiments of nonhumans in secular historical folklore. You'll find some background about the bird in some of our web contents. To close this intro we must add that our view of the mythical bird Simorgh does not have a lot in common with the common, popular imagery of that bird as a figure torn from the substantiality of mythology and made comfortable for an anthropocentric perception of the nonhuman world.

Here is a little intro about 'animal portrayals' in mythology.

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