The Abolitionist Approach on Media Roots

Media Roots, an alternative media site created by Abby Martin of Breaking the Set, had an essay about the abolitionist approach, entitled The Case for Vegetarianism You’ve Never Heard Before
The article, which includes the video of my December 2012 interview with Ms. Martin, was written in June. I became aware of it only yesterday when I saw that it was posted on Ms. Martin’s page.

I posted a comment (not yet showing on the site) that my position is vegan and not vegetarian.

In case you are not aware, Abby Martin is an extraordinarily bright and very progressive broadcast journalist. If you do not watch Breaking the Set, you are missing the best news/current affairs program on TV.


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.

It’s easy to go vegan and if you agree that animals have moral value, it’s the only rational thing to do!

The World is Vegan! If you want it.

Gary L. Francione
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University

©2014 Gary L. Francione