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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

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This book is about a revolution--a revolution of the heart.

The exploitation of animals is pervasive, entrenched, and horrific. In this book, the authors reject the idea that animal use is morally acceptable if we treat animals “humanely.” They reject the campaigns for “compassionate” exploitation promoted by virtually all large animal protection organizations. These camp
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Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published December 3rd 2015 by Exempla Press
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Diana Costa
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Clear, concise and logical. The authors make a solid argument against animal welfarism and the notion that one can humanely use/exploit any sentient being. The abolition of animal use is the goal and veganism (and vegan advocacy) is the means to attain it. However, one needs to first *care* for (any) non-humans in order to have moral concern and feel a moral impulse to stop exploiting them. This book is aimed at those who do care. Its mission is to get you from the welfarist speciesist position ...more
Damon
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read book for all vegans and for non-vegans who claim to care about non-human animals. A clear, consistent and uncompromising approach for the social justice movement for non-humans, the *only* social justice movement for non-humans, the grass-roots abolitionist vegan movement.
Michael
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend this book.
Claes Jansson
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The abolitionist approach as defined in this book was coined by Francione to clearly state a position based on the principle that only one thing matters, sentience and this is the only criteria that needs to be fulfilled to be viewed not as a commodity. This leads to certain consequences such as veganism but also, from the perspective of Francione, far beyond only impacts our relation to non-human (sentient) animals but how we relate to other types of oppression (but also based on insignificant ...more
David Meakin
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Francione makes excellent arguments and takes a logical approach as to why veganism is an imperative moral baseline, however this book is so similar to the others of his I have read I feel I have learned nothing new. Francione's approach was partly the reason I went vegan and generally speaking I follow it, however he seems to take criticism or questioning quite badly. Not a beginner's guide.
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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
“We must abolish, and not regulate, animal exploitation. The abolition of animal exploitation requires a paradigm shift. It requires a recognition that violence against the vulnerable is inherently wrong. It calls for a revolution of the heart.” 0 likes
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