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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

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  • Abortion and Animal Rights
    by Gary L. Francione on May 3, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I advocate for the rights of animals. I argue that, if animals have moral value and are not just things, we are obligated to stop using animals as resources. It’s not just a matter of not causing animals to suffer. Although sentient (subjectively aware) animals certainly do have a morally significant interest in not suffering, Related posts: Animal Rights and Slavery/Rape Analogies Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and the Slavery Analogy Short Videos on Animal Rights, Rights vs. Welfare, Animals as Property Abolitionist Animal Rights/Abolitionist Veganism: in a Nutshell Woke Animal Rights Means No Animal Rights, Part 2: Wokeabulary

    by Gary L. Francione on March 17, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    The RSPCA is starting the process of prosecuting West Ham United’s Kurt Zouma for slapping and kicking his cat, and his brother, Yoan, who plays for Dagenham and Redbridge, for filming the incident. What the Zoumas did was clearly wrong. They inflicted harm on the cat without any justification; the cat was not threatening them in any Related posts: Viva! vs. the RSPCA…And Don’t Forget the “Donate” Button Kurt Zouma and All Nonvegans and Benedict Cumberbatch: Perfect Together Who Is an “Animal Abuser”? A Most Misleading Label Partners in Exploitation

  • Do We Have an Obligation to Eat Animals? No.
    by Gary L. Francione on February 14, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    The history of human thinking about animal ethics is littered with a great many examples of smart people engaging in reasoning that is anything but smart in order to justify continuing to exploit animals. Indeed, animal ethics provides what might be the greatest example of how self-interest — in particular gustatory self-interest — can deaden Related posts: Killing Animals and Making Animals Suffer Resolution #2 for 2010: Stop Vegan Bashing “Farmed Animals” vs. “Farm Animals” NEW BOOK: ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS! AN ABOLITIONIST VEGAN HANDBOOK It’s Time for a Change

  • Kurt Zouma and All Nonvegans and Benedict Cumberbatch: Perfect Together
    by Gary L. Francione on February 10, 2022 at 4:57 am

    English Premier League football player Kurt Zouma is in big trouble. He kicked and slapped one of his cats. He has been fined £250k by West Ham, the team for which he plays. The cat he kicked and slapped, and another cat he has, were taken from him by the RSPCA, which is investigating him Related posts: Postmodern Feminism and Animal Welfare: Perfect Together Human Rights and Animal Rights: Perfect Together Welfare Reform Campaigns, Single-Issue Campaigns, and Animal Exploitation: Perfect Together UNDERSTANDING THE WELFARIST POSITION Who Is an “Animal Abuser”?

  • The Real Reason For Interest in Plant Sentience Has Nothing to Do With Plants
    by Gary L. Francione on July 26, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    I. Plants: They React; They Don’t Respond Every now and then, the internet lights up with the most recent claim that new evidence indicates that plants are sentient; that is, that they are conscious and have some sort of mind and are relevantly similar to animals. The evidence on which these claims are based establishes at most Related posts: A Frequently Asked Question: What About Plants? Sentience Only Sentience Matters Sentience and Personhood Nothing to Do with Science

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