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Veganism: Just Another Way of Reducing Suffering or a Fundamental Principle of Justice & Nonviolence?

Dear Colleagues;



It is important to understand that there are significant differences among those who regard themselves as vegans.

One important difference is between those who maintain that veganism is merely a way of reducing suffering, and those who maintain that it is a fundamental commitment to justice, nonviolence, and a recognition

of the moral personhood of nonhuman animals.

The difference between these two groups is not merely a matter of…

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In a Culture in Which Systematic Violence is the Norm, Standing for Non-violence is Radical. ~ Roger Yates



A tabloid journalist recently wrote blatant lies and gross distortions on my views on human-nonhuman relations. For example, he said that I believe that nonhuman animals have "all the same rights" as human

beings. To say such a silly thing shows that the man did not read my work; or failed to understand it, and has never read so much as a single page of animal rights…
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Basic Economics and Four Types of Advocacy ~ Dan Cudahy



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When it comes to the truth, I am a broken record; the song is: "you should go vegan!" ~ Vincent J. Guihan



“I am for the truth, no matter who tells it” –Malcolm X



I am often surprised by the lack of sincerity and the underhandedness of many of the 'would-be figureheads' in the animal advocacy community. Misrepresentation has become a business model. But in spite of their

protestations about “understanding the differences between welfare and… Continue

Added by Carolyn Bailey on March 8, 2010 at 6:55 — No Comments

Transcript of Shannon Keith's Live ARZone Guest Chat

Transcript of Shannon Keith’s Live ARZone Guest Chat

6 March 2010

6pm US Eastern Time

11pm UK…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on March 7, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

VegInspiration. Question Everything ~ Dr. Will Tuttle

Each and every one of us makes our world.

Question everything this culture says, throw off the chains of harming and stealing from fish, birds, and other mammals, and join the vegan celebration!

We will love this world and each other so deeply that we will all be transformed.…



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Added by Carolyn Bailey on March 1, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Was Once Life Within Your Food ~ Ben Frost

There was once life within your food!

Ben Frost





  • There was once life within your food.This is Bill.He is one of the lucky ones who has managed to find himself at a sanctuary, rather than the dinner plate. He has been lucky enough to have his rights fullfilled, his personhood restored, and the chance to live out the remainder of his life free from harm.Sadly, he is an extreme oddity. 53 Billion animals (not including fish, which easily doubles that number), no different to Bill - no different to us - are tortured, subjected to slavery, and then killed for our consumption every year from meat, dairy, and egg industries.Lets break it down. This means that, for our convience, habit, and pleasure, 1680 animals, no different to Bill - no different to us - are killed every SECOND.With each second that goes by, 1680 non-human persons are sentenced to death for nothing more than trivial want. There is no need. We do not need animal products to live healthily. Indeed, a growing number of health specialists are saying that animal products are extremely bad for our health.It makes no difference whether there’s a lamb rack on your plate, or a hard boiled egg. It mades no difference whether you chew on a chicken leg before bed, eat cheese and crackers, or drink a glass of milk. All animal products have come from a tortured and enslaved being, working as a machine for human ends, with premature death as the only reward.The faces of these slaves are never seen, the screams from the abbatoir never heard, the prisons of our captives never thought of - the voices of these enslaved persons are never noticed.Study the face of our friend, Bill. We must realise that every single one of the 53 billion we torture each year, differ in no way to him. They share the same desire for life as bill - the same desire we have - they share the same want as bill not to be harmed - the same want we have - and they share the same desire not to be tortured and used as someones property - again, the same desire we have as humans.The answer to this is quite simply, Veganism. There is no reason to support the continuation of this hollocaust-like tragedy on animals, which is something that is pervasive within our society today, something that is not even thought of - something that has been there for a long time, but yet so incredibly wrong.Remember the face of Bill, and be filled with the knowledge that, whatever animal product is on your plate, in your glass, or on your body - the non-human person behind that mask was no different.www.abolitionistapproach.com





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One of The People ~ Ben Frost

One of the People

A Vegan Abolitionist blog













This is a new bookstand that has appeared at my work.



We tell our children stories about animal characters, at the same time as feeding them the tortured flesh or…
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The "Luxury" of Death ~ Gary L. Francione

The “Luxury” of Death



Posted by Gary L. Francione in Blog




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New Book Coming Soon! ~ Gary L. Francione

New Book Coming Soon!

Dear Colleagues:



My newest book, The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?, will be published by Columbia University Press in May. In the first

section, I defend the abolitionist approach. In the second…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 24, 2010 at 19:12 — No Comments

Animal Rights Enters The Mainstream

Animal Rights Enters The Mainstream

pendergrast-animals

After decades of animal welfare campaigns and very little real change, the

movement to end animal use completely is gathering speed, writes Nick

Pendergrast



The title of this article may confuse some people. You may…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 23, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Abolitionism versus New Welfarism: A Contrast in Theory and Practice

Abolitionism versus New Welfarism: A Contrast in Theory and Practice





A Contrast in Theory



Dan Cudahy




The abolitionist approach is a rights-based approach that identifies the core issue of violence

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 22, 2010 at 20:50 — No Comments

VegInspiration. Love Animals ~~ Dr. Will Tuttle


“Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness, don’t work against God’s intent.” – Fyodor
Dostoevsky


Photo: Ben Heine

Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 20, 2010 at 15:43 — No Comments

What the eff is a veg*n? Adults spell out their political views and so can animal advocates

What the eff is a veg*n? Adults spell out their political views and so can animal advocates





I still remember, not so fondly, the first time I ever heard the word 'veg*n' pronounced out loud by someone. It was years ago, and only now has the trauma subsided sufficiently that I can blog about it. I was on

a noisy, but relaxed, patio of… Continue

Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 18, 2010 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Veganism: Morality, Health, and the Environment- Professor Gary L. Francione

Veganism: Morality, Health, and the Environment



Dear Colleagues:



At least five times a week, I get some version of the following question:

In arguing for veganism, should we stay with just the moral argument…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 15, 2010 at 19:51 — 3 Comments

On Violence

On Violence



Dear Colleagues:



Unfortunately, there are people who identify themselves as animal advocates who claim that the solution to the problem of animal exploitation is violence.

Some of these people have actually engaged in acts of violence against institutional exploiters. Others incite acts of violence by calling on people to use “intimidation” against animal exploiters…

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 15, 2010 at 6:57 — No Comments

Here in this house ...



Here in this house... I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks

of the other dogs 'out there'. I can sleep soundly, assured that when I

wake my world will not have changed. I will never know hunger, or the fear of

not knowing if I'll eat. I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from

the heat. I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness, and be

allowed to smell all that can reach my nose. My fur…
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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 14, 2010 at 7:35 — 1 Comment

The Traveler and His Dog

The Traveler and His Dog

(from Aesop's fables)





A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead...



He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.



After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along… Continue

Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 8, 2010 at 15:07 — 3 Comments

Will Tuttle: VegInspiration. Our Old Herding Culture



We may become irate that someone would even suggest that our mother’s loving meals and our father’s barbecues were a form of indoctrination. Our mother and father didn’t intend to indoctrinate us, just as their

parents didn’t intend to indoctrinate them. Nevertheless, our old

herding culture, primarily through the family and secondarily through

religious, educational,…

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Bruce Friedrich - live online chat 6/7 February 2010

Transcript of Bruce Friedrich’s ARZone Guest Chat

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Added by Carolyn Bailey on February 7, 2010 at 18:30 — 8 Comments

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