Entries by Gary L. Francione

A Debate on “Pet” Ownership

Dear Colleagues: In light of the significant response to the debate on eating meat and animal products, Opposing Views decided to have another debate on animal ethics and focused on the institution of “pets.” I am arguing against the perpetuation of “pet” ownership; the Humane Society of the United States is arguing in favor of […]

A “Monumental” Decision?

Animal welfare advocates are terribly excited over a recent decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court. According to a press release from The Humane Society of the United States and Farm Sanctuary, two of the petitioners in the case: The New Jersey Supreme Court today struck down the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s regulations exempting […]

Italian and Polish Translations of Abolitionist Pamphlet

Dear Colleagues: The Italian and Polish versions of the pamphlet are now available. They are provided in U.S. Letter and A4 formats. You can download the Italian version here: Letter | A4 You can download the Polish version here: Letter | A4 Thanks to Marina Berati for the Italian translation and to Krzysztof Forkasiewicz for […]

French Translation of Pamphlet Available

Dear Colleagues: The French version of the pamphlet is now available. It is provided in U.S. Letter and A4 formats. You can download the French version here: Letter | A4 Thanks to Maryline Chauvet, Valéry Giroux, and Marc Vincent for doing this translation. Please also remember that we have a complete mirror site in French […]

Spanish and Portuguese Versions of Pamphlet Now Available

Dear Colleagues: We now have available Spanish and Portuguese versions of our pamphlet on the fundamentals of the abolitionist approach to animal rights. Both versions are provided in U.S. Letter and A4 formats. You can download the Spanish version here: Letter | A4 You can download the Portuguese version here: Letter | A4 Thanks to […]

German Version of Pamphlet Now Available

Dear Colleagues: The response to our pamphlet has been overwhelming and coming from advocates all over the world. Anna Charlton and I are very happy that so many people are finding the pamphlet of use in their educational efforts. We are working as quickly as possible to make foreign language versions. Through the efforts of […]

Vegan Education Made Easy—Part 3: An Abolitionist Pamphlet

Dear Colleagues: During the past year, I have received more than a hundred requests to produce a pamphlet that presents the abolitionist approach in an accessible way. So, with production help from Barna Mink and Randy W. Sandberg, Anna Charlton and I created a Tri-Fold pamphlet that we offer to you to facilitate your efforts […]

A Comment on the Austrian Situation

This morning, I received a copy of a press release concerning the arrest and detention of Martin Balluch and other animal advocates in Austria. These advocates are apparently being held without any formal charges being filed against them. I have also read the Amnesty International statement that is translated on the website of Balluch’s organization. […]

Vegan Education Made Easy—Part 2

A friend of mine recently asked the following question: “What do you say to people who are vegans and who educate others about veganism but who are also concerned about circuses, hunting, and other particular forms of animal exploitation. Do you advise that they not address those issues at all and just focus on veganism?” […]