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Commentary #1: Vegetarianism as a “Gateway” to Veganism?

In this first Commentary, Prof. Gary L. Francione discusses whether we should promote vegetarianism as a “gateway” to veganism. His response: “I conclude that the answer is ‘no.’ The bottom line: if you are a vegetarian, you are still complicit in animal suffering; you are still complicit in animal killing. If you regard animals as […]

Commentary #2: “Pets”

In this second Abolitionist Approach Commentary, Prof. Francione explores the issue of “pets,” and addresses the following question: Does the institution of pet ownership violate animals’ basic right not to be regarded as things? This question is also found in the Appendix of Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?

Commentary #5: On Violence

In this Commentary, Prof. Gary L. Francione discusses the issue of violence. He regards violence as inherently immoral and has discussed that issue often, including in the following essays: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/a… http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/m…

Commentary #10: World Vegan Day- Nov 1, 2009

In this Commentary, Prof. Francione reflects on the state of the vegan movement. The bad news: the large welfare corporations have done a great deal to marginalize veganism. The good news: we have seen the growth of the abolitionist movement, which views veganism as the moral baseline, rejects welfare reform and single-issue campaigns, and considers […]