I was once asked if I want a vegan world. They feel that outreach should be focused on vegan education. There is no non-arbitrary reason I know of which makes the lives of most of the forms of ocean-dwelling life who end up as food on our tables any less valuable to them than are the lives of seals to the seals themselves.
There is something very unjust about the fact that we delegate the most obscene work of our society to a select few who are emotionally hardened enough to carry it out, only to later denigrate them for their disconnection from their natural sense of empathy.
Veganism is a simple matter of refraining from participating in unnecessary and harmful use of sentient beings.
Being vegan is great, but we still need to figure out how to get L. Indeed, the movement away from animal use is shaping up to possibly be the most significant social phenomenon of the 21st century.
One could argue that of the myriad ways animals are exploited, experimentation on animals is perhaps the most cruel, since animals are subjected to relentless torture for weeks, months, even years. However, there is one thing they have in common, and that is that they are all making it easier for people to be vegan for life.
Since single issue campaigns are cases of speciesist compartmentalization themselves, such campaigns obviously reinforce prejudiced compartmentalization. She received her M. OrcaVeganism Single-issue campaigns are promoted by the movement large, professionalized non-profits and their elite leaders in particular because of their fundraising capacity, not their liberatory potential.
Because animals are property and economic commodities, we have a wide divergence of social acceptability regarding the treatment of animals. Having said this, not all campaigns against the exploitation of other animals are or necessarily will be consistent with anti-speciesist animal liberation.
And when enough Aunt Marys believe in something, legislators will listen. Despite the emergence and growth of an entire industry devoted to providing excellent alternatives to virtually everything we obtain from animal exploitation, the number of animals enslaved and killed every year is greater than at any time in history.
Who Is to Blame? I never once saw anyone doing vegan education at a Ringling protest, as these events are simply not conducive to that happening. We hope that these will offer some inspiration and clarity, so that together, we will be able to elevate the collective consciousness, bringing about a paradigm that will one day grant animals freedom from persecution and slaughter.
In the US alone, we kill 10 billion land animals for food every year; far more than the entire current human population. Even to those of us who are deeply involved with animal rights and vegan education, a brief look at the math veritably boggles the mind.
They may even suppose that the marginal reforms sometimes achieved may make life in hell a trifle less miserable for vulnerable animals. Following is a collection of articles written for those who are interested in understanding what this movement for animal rights is all about, as well as for those who are trying to figure out how to most effectively inform public opinion.
How did we come to this? Veganism is a political position that opposes the institutional oppression of other animals. For various reasons, I have decided to turn my attention to other projects.
The business reasons can be summed up in the following eternal business cycle as follows: On the other hand, most people would be horrified to see a dog — especially their own dog — endure what animals raised for food or used in experiments endure. By singling out particular species as especially worthy of movement resources and public compassion, the Nonhuman Animal rights movement reinforces speciesism.
Unfortunately, movement elites are able to frame their capitalist agenda corporate growth as congruent with a very anti-capitalist one the liberation of the oppressed. I hope you can eventually fund or find the evidence provided by properly conducted formal studies which will confirm for you what current abolitionists see as proven beyond a reasonable doubt."Since single issue campaigns are cases of speciesist compartmentalization themselves, such campaigns obviously reinforce prejudiced compartmentalization.
Because of this alone, we should avoid them. If we insist on protesting an animal circus or a fur shop, we should make unequivocal vegan education front and center of the protest. Unpopular Vegan Essays (UVE) Archives; Veganism is Nonviolence that person pretty quickly ceases complicity in most of the atrocities and abuses that single-issue campaigns (SICs) it’s my belief and observation that single-issue campaigns leave out the vegan piece almost entirely.
I can point to numerous publications and campaigns by. Single Issue Campaigns, Speciesism, and Compartmentalization Speciesist Compartmentalization Compartmentalization is the separation of persons (including nonhuman persons), things, ideas, attitudes, or behavior into categories or compartments.
Single-issue campaigns in animal rights. By Gary Smith on May 2, This post debuts a new feature on The Thinking Vegan: TTV Consortium. In this series, we ask vegans engaged in different kinds of activism a question, and post their responses, to show a diversity of perspectives on the same topic.
Jun 25, · In his Unpopular Vegan Essays blog, Dan Cudahy wrote an excellent piece contrasting the rights-based abolitionist approach to new welfarism. He clarifies what importance either side places on veganism, with abolitionists using it as their absolute moral baseline, and new welfarists embracing it as more of a tool (e.g.
to Author: M. Unpopular Vegan Essays ATTRIBUTION: Where this blog references or discusses the property status of animals, welfarism, new welfarism, animals and the law, or single-issue campaigns, it is based on The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights as developed by Gary L.
Francione. Friday, April 20,Download