Consumers have the choice

As with any other form of industrialized animal use, consumers have the choice either to participate in it or to refuse the products of exploitation and opt out of the demand-supply cycle altogether. Humans have no need for animal products, and the increasing number of vegans on the planet is a testament to how easy […]

Elitist and exclusionary

In a way, the whole notion that no-one can speak out against injustice until they themselves are pure is elitist and exclusionary. How exactly is a poor single, working mother of two, for example, supposed to live “off the grid,” and always buy food from an organic farm and never be part of the vast […]

We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery

We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however “humanely” […]