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 nonhuman moral persons, why would you be complicit in animal suffering and death?
I hope that you find this Commentary and our future efforts useful for your thinking about animal ethics.”

~ Gary L. Francione

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 veganism as essential to any coherent theory of nonviolence.