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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?