If you embrace nonviolence


“If the principle of nonviolence means*anything*, it means that you cannot justify *any* killing or suffering for transparently frivolous reasons such as pleasure, amusement, or convenience. And doing something ‘with compassion’ that is not morally justifiable does not change the fact that it’s morally unjustifiable.

When you decide what you want to eat, wear, or use, you are not acting under any sort of compulsion. You are simply indulging your palate pleasure, sense of fashion, etc., or allowing what is convenient to trump the interests of another sentient being.

So if you embrace nonviolence and you are not vegan, you need to think about what is unquestionably a serious inconsistency.”

~ Gary L. Francione

Veganism and Nonviolence



Veganism is about nonviolence


“Someone wrote to me and said that a welfarist who promotes ‘cage-free”’eggs and other forms of ‘happy exploitation’ suggested that the abolitionist approach was limited and did not provide an effective program for change while welfare reform had a wider and more effective effect.

I would call that nonsense but it would be an offense to nonsensical things.

Think about it.”

~ Gary L. Francione

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We will never change the world unless…


“In my view, the animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans. Changing a hierarchical paradigm of pervasive exploitation that has dominated for millenia requires a great deal of hard work. And that hard work requires clarity.”

  • Gary L. Francione

Excerpt from:

The Paradigm Shift Requires Clarity About the Moral Baseline: Veganism


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