Entries by Gary L. Francione

Daiya, Animal Testing, and the Meaning of “Vegan”

Some people are upset about the fact that Daiya has been acquired by a company that is reported to do animal testing. They are claiming that Daiya products are, therefore, no longer “vegan.” That is silly. It is no different from saying that a package of frozen broccoli isn’t vegan because it is made by […]



The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animals

The BBC reported that someone dumped about 1800 chicks in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in the United Kingdom. The chicks were killed because they were found close to an avian flu exclusion zone. Photo: RSPCA/BBC The RSPCA, which is investigating, believes that the chicks belonged to a commercial chicken producer and were abandoned […]



Thought of the Year: Go Vegan Now. Stay Vegan Forever.

This was originally published on January 2, 2017 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. If animals matter morally, veganism is […]



Webinar: Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy: 2017

This is our second Webinar, which occurred on December 30, 2016. The organizer was Benjamin MacEllen. There were more than 400+ participants. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence […]



Invitation to Webinar: Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy for 2017

On December 30, we will do a two-hour webinar focused on how YOU can become a more effective vegan advocate in 2017. We’ll start with some ideas that we hope will help you. And then we’ll answer your questions and talk with you about your experiences doing advocacy. The only way the paradigm will shift […]



Thought of the Day: Abolitionist Veganism and Arguments About Health

This was originally published on December 21, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. If animals matter morally, veganism is […]



Thought of the Day: Is Veganism Elitist?

This was originally published on December 13, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. If animals matter morally, veganism is […]