I refuse to exploit you…


“If you regard animals as members of the moral community, you stop consuming them. Period. Its not a matter of ‘happy’ exploitation; it’s not a matter of exploiting them for some animal products but not for others. It’s a matter of no consumption; no use. All animal products, whatever they are and however ‘humane’ are the products of torture and exploitation.”

~ Gary L. Francione

Excerpt from: Blessing Exploitation


Reject injustice.


You want to know what you can do to help achieve the goal of abolishing animal exploitation.

The answer is simple.

Read more: What YOU Can Do to Help Achieve Abolition!



Got nonviolence?


“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

Read more:

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


Reject injustice.


“Speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, and homophobia, it excludes sentient beings from full membership in the moral community based on an irrelevant characteristic. Race, sex, sexual orientation, and species are all irrelevant to the capacity to be harmed.

But the rejection of speciesism on this ground implies the rejection of discrimination based on race, sex, or sexual orientation. It is unacceptable to perpetuate the commodification of one group for the benefit of another. Commodification involves treating the other—whether a woman, person of color, gay or lesbian, or nonhuman—as an object, as something rather than as someone.”

~ Gary L. Francione

Excerpt from: The State of the Movement


Veganism is not a limitation…

Animal rights without veganism…


“In sum, just as someone who says that human slavery is wrong but who continues to own slaves is not really an abolitionist with respect to human slavery, someone who says that animal slavery is wrong but who does not embrace veganism as a way of life is not really an abolitionist with respect to animal slavery. Let those of us who accept the abolitionist approach be clear and unequivocal and promote veganism in our words and our actions.”

~ Gary L. Francione

Excerpt from:

Veganism: The Fundamental Principle of the Abolitionist Movement


Veganism is not a limitation…

Whenever we kill another sentient being for a reason other than…


Professor Francione argues that there are profound theoretical and practical differences between animal rights and animal welfare. He is critical of what he calls “new welfarism,” or the position that incremental improvements in animal welfare will lead to the abolition of animal exploitation. These views are contained in Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement (Temple University Press, 1996).

Video: Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare



We can no more justify using nonhumans…

Don’t make suffering…