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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.

  • 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       

  • Statement on “Abolitionist” and “Abolitionist Vegan” Groups
    I have no formal affiliation with any organization, including those that characterize themselves as “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” organizations. Some people who get exposed to my work get excited and decide to start “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” groups. I am not sure why these people (...more)
    22 Jul 2014 at 4:07am       

  • An HSUS Reprimand and My Reply
    Someone from the The Farm Animal Protection Corporate Outreach Program at the Humane Society of the United States sent me a poster bearing the standard welfarist slogan, “don’t be divisive,” apparently to reprimand me for not getting with the corporate program: (Click to enlarge.) I liked the color scheme and general layout. Here is (...more)
    20 Jul 2014 at 8:29am       

  • Vegan Society Ambassador Fiona Oakes: Veganism is not “for everyone” and “it's not probably for very many people.”
    Marathan runner Fiona Oakes is an “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society. Here’s what Ms. Oakes had to say in a June 2014 BBC Radio interview (at 3:00 minutes in): I run in a positive proactive kind of way to promote a vegan diet…I’m not saying that it’s for everyone, I’m saying that it’s not probably […] The (...more)
    19 Jul 2014 at 4:59am       

    Jenna Woginrich, supposedly a former vegetarian/vegan (she has used both terms), has been aggressively pimping “happy meat” for about five years now. She claims: My beef, after all, wasn’t with beef. It was with how the cow got to my plate in the first place. One way to make sure the animals I ate lived […] The post PROFILE OF (...more)
    17 Jul 2014 at 9:21am       

  • This Morning's “I agree with you but” Email
    I get hundreds of emails and private messages every day. A common theme is “I agree with you but” and a common version of that theme is to criticize me for not patting people on the head because they are not vegans but are on “journeys” toward being vegan. Here’s one that greeted me this […] The post This Morning’s (...more)
    15 Jul 2014 at 4:39am       

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