Commodifying nonhuman animals as “certified organic” resources or “humanely-raised” things is not the beginning of the end of animal use. It is more animal use. And if we, as animal advocates, support it in any way, then we are sanctioning speciesism. When animal advocates sanction speciesism, then the message for everyone else is that even the animal people say it’s okay to use animals. That message sabotages veganism, the animal rights movement, and especially the countless trillions of sentient beings who depend on us to advocate for them.
Be clear and consistent in your vegan advocacy. Be abolitionist.
~ Timothy E. Putnam (November 9, 2011)