30 May '16, 11am

Spirituality, Speciesism, and The Ethical Symmetry Gap - Ecorazzi

The cornerstone of abolitionist veganism is consistency, a symmetry of thought, word, and action. A sound refutation of the abolitionist worldview would certainly negate its corresponding ethical duties. But the truth is we don’t reject it, we already agree with it completely. Abolitionist veganism, as developed by Gary Francione, is based on the simple idea that all animals, human and nonhuman, matter morally. We stop our cars in front of dogs, raccoons, and deer because we recognize that these animals do matter. They matter first in the sense that their own lives mean something to them, and this “meaning to them” produces the recognition in us that their lives also mean something for us. We intuitively grasp that how we behave towards animals does matter, it does mean something. As Gary Steiner states in Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism, “The origin of ethical pri...

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If you're mourning Harambe, go vegan - Ecorazzi

ecorazzi.com 30 May '16, 1pm

So many times I see self proclaimed animal lovers up in arms over matters like these, missing the big picture. To object t...