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Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

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A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of ...more
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Published June 17th 2008 by Oneworld Pub (first published April 30th 2008)
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Jasreet Badyal
Gary Francione writes a convincing and accessible argument for the abolitionist theory regarding animal rights. This is a collection of academic articles that have been published in various journals compiled into one book. This means there is a certain degree of repetition between the articles.

His writing is excellent. He uses point-first writing, limited use of the passive voice, and solid organization. Moreover, it is written in a way that can be understood by a broad group of people as it is
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Monica Barratt
As an aspiring vegan, this book was a must read. It introduced to me a clear argument for abolitionist animal rights. I have felt something change in me in the strength and ease of my commitment to living a vegan life as I read Francione's argument and his ideas. It also gives me hope that the world can change and I can be a positive part of that change. :)
Liza
Francine writes a very convincing argument promoting veganism and the necessity for a change in the legal status of animals as property. This book is a must for those thinking about going vegan as well as for those skeptics who don't understand why anyone would want to. In particular, Francione's belief that the
animal welfare movement tends to do more harm than good on a wider scale is a defining factor in the split between animal rights activists, so anyone interested in these arguments would b
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Rift Vegan
I like what Francione has to say... but all these essays are reprints, and they all basically say the same thing. Sadly, not worth the insane 40$ they're charging! Get it at the library if you must read it!! :)

The most interesting essays -- same rehashing but with a few new ideas -- were at the end of the book.
Lisa
Convincing but repetitive. Man, I don't wanna be a vegan! I know I should! But I don't wanna!
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A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under ...more
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