Entries by Gary L. Francione

Video of Rutgers Conference: “Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship?”

On April 11, 2014, Rutgers University School of Law had a Conference, Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship? that featured: Anna E. Charlton, Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and former Director, Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic Luis E. Chiesa, Professor of Law and Director, Buffalo Criminal Law Center, SUNY Buffalo Sherry F. […]

The Vegan Society: “Corporate Partners” With “Sustainable” Animal Agriculture

Triodos Bank invests in, among other things, organic/”sustainable” animal farming. (Click to enlrage.) And guess who’s a Corporate Partner with Triodos Bank? That’s right. The Vegan Society. (Click to enlarge.) (Click to enlarge.) Please understand: I am not saying that The Vegan Society should not accept a donation from Triodos–or anyone else. No money is […]

The Vegan Society: You Decide

In the face of significant criticism for embracing “flexible veganism” in the form of its “You don’t have to be vegan to be buy products with the Vegan Society Trademark” rebrand, The Vegan Society put out a statement on August 5, 2014 that read, in part, that its “aims and objectives remain unaltered from those […]

Speciesism in a Nutshell

(Click to enlarge.) ********** 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. The World is Vegan! If you want it. Gary L. Francione Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers […]

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Vegan Society “Ambassador” Claims That Promoting Veganism as a Moral Baseline “Damages” Animals

Fiona Oakes, Marathon runner and “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society, who stated on BBC Radio that veganism is not “for everyone” and “not probably for very many people” and who reinforced the notion that those who promote veganism as a matter of moral baseline and moral imperative are “aggressive, petty. . .fundamentalist nutters” stated that […]

An Observation

In human history, no conduct has generated more vacuous excuses than animal use. Attempts to justify animal use have generated some of the most profoundly silly statements ever made. The desire to consume animal products has clouded some of the most brilliant minds who ever lived, reducing them to making statements that a small child […]

The Animal Confusion Movement

All of the large animal charities are partnering with industry to promote happy exploitation. All of the large animal charities and their supporters reject abolition as it is presented here: * a rejection of the status of animals as property and recognition of nonhuman personhood based only on sentience; * an emphasis on veganism as […]

Statement on “Abolitionist” and “Abolitionist Vegan” Groups

I have no formal affiliation with any organization, including those that characterize themselves as “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” organizations. Some people who get exposed to my work get excited and decide to start “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” groups. I am not sure why these people feel motivated to do this. After all, if they are […]