“If, as I maintain, we cannot justify the use, however ‘humane,’ of animals, then we ought to be clear about that. We ought to be clear that we cannot justify eating, wearing, or using animals. Period. If those who are concerned about the issue are not yet willing to give up animal use and go vegan, they can take whatever incremental steps they want. But those incremental steps should never be characterized as normatively desirable if we really believe that animal use is unjust. Just as we would never say that ‘humane’ or ‘happy’ sexism or racism is acceptable, we should never characterize ‘humane’ or ‘happy’ meat or dairy or whatever as morally acceptable.”
~ Gary L. Francione
Excerpt from: Got Faith (in Animal Welfare)?