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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach Paperback – December 14, 2015
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About the Author
Gary L. Francione is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law. Anna Charlton is Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law. She was the co-founder and co-director (with Gary L. Francione) of the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic from 1990-2000.
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Gary should also consider practising what he preaches, his salary comes from the university that he teaches a place where animals are farmed and experimented on. He also regularly promotes animal welfare of dogs and cats on his facebook page whilst telling people that "welfare reformists" are holding the movement up.
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It's the perfect book whether you are a non-vegan or whether you are an abolitonist vegan already - this book is a must-read for anyone and everyone. This book will unequivocally convert you into an abolitionist vegan as efficiently and as effectively as possible.
The book gets to the core concepts on the subject of animal rights and explains about why we must become abolitionist vegans. It leaves no room for arguement whatsoever - truly there isn't anything to argue when it comes to whether or not one is exploiting or not exploiting nonhuman animals. Veganism is the only response to accepting that it's wrong to use and exploit nonhuman persons.
The book is phenomenal. I've learned so much from this book. I've dedicated myself to reading and re-reading the book over and over again so that I can get better at communicating abolitionist veganism to non-vegans as well as non-abolitionist vegans alike.
I recommend this book to everyone - on the basis that almost everyone has a moral concern for nonhuman animals and that the only way to put this moral belief into action is by being a vegan.
Thank you very much Gary and Anna for such a compelling and fundamental book on the Abolitionist Approach - the only approach to animal rights which is uniquivocally sound, is logical and rational towards towards nonhuman animal justice.
I will be buying many copies of this book and will be handing them out to interested nonvegans and vegans.
Thank you for this life-changing book!
--- Christian Sanchez
It is no surprise that animal advocates are often confused by the constant barrage of conflicting messages sent out by animal welfare organizations and non-vegan animal “advocates.” These institutions claim they want to help animals and happily take our money; but they tell us that veganism isn’t necessary, that it is difficult and extreme. Abolitionism teaches us that veganism is not difficult, not extreme and that going vegan is not only necessary, but it’s the very least we can do if we want to help animals.
Using impeccable logic, this book demonstrates that there is no substantive justification for eating, wearing or otherwise using animals. Abolitionism focuses on ending animal use, and seeks to shift the paradigm away from treating animals as things. As long animals are considered to be replaceable resources they will never receive the justice they deserve, and humans will continue to use them, however unnecessarily, with impunity. For each individual abolitionist, veganism is the starting point, not the end goal when it comes to helping animals.
If you believe nonhuman animals have inherent moral value and are not merely replaceable “things” for humans to exploit, you must read this book. If you are confused when someone says you can help animals by writing a check but it’s okay to continue using and killing them, you must read this book. If you are upset by the hypocrisy of organizations and people who advocate to save some animals but eat and serve other animals as food, you must read this book. The world is vegan! If you want it.