In response to my essay about veganism, a number of animal advocates have written to me and have asked me to discuss what other sorts of incremental reform—apart from our becoming vegans—are consistent with the abolitionist position. This essay is an initial response to those requests and I will follow this from time to time […]
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One aspect of my theory of animal rights, as articulated in Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? and other places, that troubles some animal advocates, is that if we accept the rights position, we ought not to bring any more domesticated nonhumans into existence. I apply this not only to animals we […]
Happy New Year. Let us resolve that 2007 will be a year in which the animal rights movement continues to become a serious social and political movement despite our having to deal with the obstacles placed in our way by the so-called “leaders” of the movement. These “leaders” have trivialized the issue of animal exploitation […]
Since I posted Veganism: The Fundamental Principle of the Abolitionist Movement yesterday, I have received a number of emails from people who found the analysis helpful to their thinking about the issue. A number of people have asked questions which, although different in their particular aspects, focus generally on two issues—the status of animals as […]
Many animal welfare advocates claim that the rights position, which seeks the abolition of animal use, is not practical because it rejects incremental change and does not provide any guidance for what we should do now—today—to help nonhumans. These critics of the abolitionist position argue that we have no choice but to pursue more animal-welfare […]
If you have been involved in the animal rights movement for any length of time—indeed, if you have contributed only to one animal organization in your entire life—you probably receive a seemingly endless number of fundraising solicitations. Last week, as I was sorting through all of the many opportunities being offered to me to “help […]
One of the questions most frequently asked of any vegan is: “what about plants?” Indeed, I do not know any vegan who has not gotten that question at least once and most of us have heard it many times. Of course, no one who asks this question really thinks that we cannot distinguish between, say, […]
I admit to being a harsh and relentless critic of animal welfare. For the past 15 years or so, I have argued that because animals are property, animal welfare standards will generally only protect the interests of animals to the extent that the protection facilitates economically efficient exploitation. Animal welfare campaigns, for the most part, […]
The Sunday Times (UK), November 26, 2006, reports that in a BBC documentary, Peter Singer, described by The Times as “father of the modern animal rights movement” meets with Tipu Aziz, an Oxford vivisector who uses primates in his research on Parkinson’s disease. Aziz informs Singer that he induces parkinsonism in primates and claims that […]
- Teaching Children Not to Harm Others: Who Counts as “Another”?
- Woke Animal Rights Means No Animal Rights, Part 2: Wokeabulary
- Woke Animal Rights Means No Animal Rights, Part 1
- Surprise: U.K. Law Recognizes That Sentient Animals Are Sentient
- Is the Domestication of Animals Morally Justifiable?
- Do Vegans Who Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Abandon Their Moral Principles? Yes — and No.
- Treating Humans and Nonhumans “Like Animals”
- A Brief Comment on the “Euthanasia” of Farm Animals as a Result of Covid-19
- How I Learned to Hate Autumn
- Who Is an “Animal Abuser”?
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