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: Why Abolitionists Ought Not Use Violent Imagery in Advocacy

This was originally published on December 15, 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 […]



Thought of the Day: Some Advice for Those Spending the Holidays With Nonvegan Family

This was originally published on December 19, 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: A Very Brief Introduction to the Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights

This was originally published on December 11, 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: “But the World Won’t Go Vegan Overnight”

This was originally published on December 9, 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: Meatless Monday–A Very Bad Idea

This was originally published on December 5, 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: Single-Issue Campaigns and Why We Should Reject Them

This was originally published on December 3, 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: Why Animal Welfare Reform is Not Helping Animals

This was originally published on December 1, 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: Veganism as a Moral Imperative

This was originally published on November 29, 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 […]



Webinar: Eat Like You Care

This is our first Webinar, which occurred on November 27, 2016. The organizer was Benjamin MacEllen. There were more than 500+ 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 […]



Thought of the Day: Human Rights and Animal Rights–Inextricably Intertwined

This was originally published on November 26, 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: Domesticated Animals

This was originally published on November 25, 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 […]



Free Webinar on Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy–November 27th

We’re excited to invite you to our very first live webinar where Anna Charlton and I will be discussing our book Eat Like You Care. If you think animals matter morally, whether you’re vegan or nonvegan, you won’t want to miss this. It’s free and open to everyone. Hear the answers to some of the […]



The Animal Rights Movement: Moving Backwards

Here is a video of the talk I gave at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, on August 12, 2016: ********** 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. […]



Essay on Domestication and Pet Ownership

Our essay on domestication and pet ownership was published by Aeon. It’s generated quite a bit of controversy, including being the subject of a comment by Wesley Smith in the The National Review. The Abolitionist position on domestication is also explored in other posts on this site, including here and here. ********** If you are […]



A Plea To Feminists Who Are Vegetarian But Who Still Consume Dairy or Eggs

Please rethink your position. Dairy products represent a fundamental violation of the rights of nonhumans. Dairy is not morally distinguishable from meat. Indeed, dairy represents a violation of rights that should be of great concern to feminists: Cows are repeatedly and forcibly impregnated using a device called the “rape rack.” Their babies are taken from […]



Animal Rights and Slavery/Rape Analogies

Ever since the early 1990s, I have been arguing that the regulation of animal exploitation is not only immoral (if it is morally wrong to exploit animals, it is wrong to promote the supposedly “humane” exploitation of animals), but is, as a practical matter, doomed to failure because the property status of animals means that […]



Advocacy Tip: Judge Action, Not Individuals

You cannot have a useful discussion intended to change the behavior of another if you approach that other person as someone who is evil. That’s just common sense. So always make sure that the person with whom you are talking understands that you are focusing on the immorality of animal exploitation as an institutionalized practice […]



The Importance of Veganism in Economically Deprived Communities

In economically deprived communities in the United States, health problems hit people harder than they do in other places because, despite Obama Care, there is still a tremendously inequitable distribution of health resources. Therefore, it becomes even more important to educate people in those communities about how animal foods are harming them, and how a […]