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Abolitionist Approach Podcast

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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. The Commentary will promote ethical veganism and creative, non-violent vegan education as the primary forms of activism to move toward the abolition of animal use.

  • Commentary #6: Aspects of the Vegetarian/Vegan Debate

    Dear Colleagues:

    Our first Commentary about vegetarianism as a “gateway” to veganism has provoked continuing controversy and in this Commentary, I address three issues:

    1. Does my position that we cannot draw a moral distinction between flesh and other animal products mean that we ought to be confrontational or judgmental when we talk to people who are not vegans?

    The short answer: no, of course not.

    2. What do we do when someone says that they care about the issue of animal exploitation but they just are not going to give up animal products.

    The short answer: that is generally a reaction that is really inviting more discussion.

    3. Why do new welfarists so vehemently reject veganism as a moral baseline?

    The short answer: a key principle of animal welfare theory is that it is acceptable to use and to kill animals as long as we do not make them suffer. Veganism is simply one way—among many others, including “happy” meat/animal products—to reduce suffering. Veganism has no greater significance than as a way of reducing suffering.

    I hope that this Commentary clarifies some of the excellent questions that I have received.

    Gary L. Francione
    ©2009 Gary L. Francione

    The post Commentary #6: Aspects of the Vegetarian/Vegan Debate appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach.

    Related posts:

    Commentary #4: Follow-Up to “Pets” Commentary: Non-Vegan Cats Commentary #10: World Vegan Day—Nov. 1, 2009 Commentary #12: The Virtual Billboard Campaign: THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it. Commentary #21: “The Animal Rights Debate,” the Abolitionist Approach Discussion Forum, and a Response to Nicolette Hahn Niman Commentary #1: Vegetarianism as a “Gateway” to Veganism?
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