“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 abstract theory—it has profound practical consequences.”
~ Gary L. Francione
Veganism: Just Another Way of Reducing Suffering or a Fundamental Principle of Justice & Nonviolence?