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Abolitionist Approach Blog

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Gary Francione discusses and explores various aspects of the idea that we ought to abolish, and not merely regulate, animal exploitation. His blog promotes ethical veganism and creative, non-violent vegan education as the primary forms of activism to move toward the abolition of animal use.

  • Video of Rutgers Conference: “Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship?”
    On April 11, 2014, Rutgers University School of Law had a Conference, Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship? that featured: Anna E. Charlton, Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and former Director, Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic Luis E. Chiesa, Professor of Law and Director, Buffalo Criminal Law Center, SUNY Buffalo (...more)
    23 Aug 2014 at 8:52pm       

  • The Vegan Society: “Corporate Partners” With “Sustainable” Animal Agriculture
    Triodos Bank invests in, among other things, organic/”sustainable” animal farming. (Click to enlrage.) And guess who’s a Corporate Partner with Triodos Bank? That’s right. The Vegan Society. (Click to enlarge.) (Click to enlarge.) Please understand: I am not saying that The Vegan Society should not accept a donation from Triodos–or (...more)
    8 Aug 2014 at 6:36am       

  • The Vegan Society: You Decide
    In the face of significant criticism for embracing “flexible veganism” in the form of its “You don’t have to be vegan to be buy products with the Vegan Society Trademark” rebrand, The Vegan Society put out a statement on August 5, 2014 that read, in part, that its “aims and objectives remain unaltered from those […] The (...more)
    7 Aug 2014 at 8:49am       

  • Speciesism in a Nutshell
    (Click to enlarge.) '''''''''' If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. The World is Vegan! If you want it. Gary L. Francione (...more)
    3 Aug 2014 at 4:10am       

  • You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Vegan Society “Ambassador” Claims That Promoting Veganism as a Moral Baseline “Damages” Animals
    Fiona Oakes, Marathon runner and “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society, who stated on BBC Radio that veganism is not “for everyone” and “not probably for very many people” and who reinforced the notion that those who promote veganism as a matter of moral baseline and moral imperative are “aggressive, petty. . .fundamentalist (...more)
    1 Aug 2014 at 7:14am       

  • Moral Schizophrenia: Alastair Graham, the “Michael Vick” of Scotland
    Alastair Graham was sentenced to 9 months for killing a dog named Bruno, who apparently had bitten Graham. He tied the dog to a tree before dousing him in petrol and burning him to death. Graham, was also banned for keeping animals for life. He was sentenced to an additional 36 months for his part […] The post Moral Schizophrenia: Alastair Graham, (...more)
    29 Jul 2014 at 8:03am       

  • Manager of VegFestUK Tim Barford: “Many people . . . get very ill” on a Vegan Diet
    Tim Barford, Manager of VegFestUK, expressing support for Vegan Society Ambassador Fiona Oakes, who said on BBC Radio that veganism is not “for everyone” and “not probably for very many people,” had this to say: Sadly it it is true that many people don’t get on well with a vegan diet and get very ill […] The post (...more)
    29 Jul 2014 at 3:01am       

  • Welfarists Have Always Been Hostile to Abolishing Animal Exploitation
    In doing research into the history of veganism, I was interested to see that Lewis Gompertz (1783/84–1861), a vegan on moral grounds who also believed in the notion of human and nonhuman equality, was a co-founder in 1824 of the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which became the RSPCA. The SPCA governing Committee […] The post (...more)
    26 Jul 2014 at 8:37am       

  • An Observation
    In human history, no conduct has generated more vacuous excuses than animal use. Attempts to justify animal use have generated some of the most profoundly silly statements ever made. The desire to consume animal products has clouded some of the most brilliant minds who ever lived, reducing them to making statements that a small child […] The post (...more)
    24 Jul 2014 at 6:12am       

  • The Animal Confusion Movement
    All of the large animal charities are partnering with industry to promote happy exploitation. All of the large animal charities and their supporters reject abolition as it is presented here: ' a rejection of the status of animals as property and recognition of nonhuman personhood based only on sentience; ' an emphasis on veganism as […] The (...more)
    22 Jul 2014 at 4:30am       

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