Single issue campaigns e.g fox hunting, live export, cock-fighting, dolphin hunting are pointless & speciesist while animals are chattel property

On LiveVegan today I made a comment:

Friends, It is pointless and speciesist to support and promote single issue campaigns like fox hunting, ban live export, cock-fighting, and so on. Why? Because while animals are chattel property, “bans” will come and go and there will always be loopholes depending on the demand and profitability of that form of animal use. “Bans” will never last while the public (including the law-makers) are not vegan.

ALL animal use is abuse. There is no such thing as a non-abusive slaughterhouse, nor a “free range” “organic” farm which does not in some way torture and murder animals. And even if there were such a farm which treated animals “humanely”, it would still be unjust because we are still using animals as property, as resources.

Non-human sentient beings are persons, even if they are not yet recognized in law as persons. They are NOT resources, “things”, property. And the way to recognize the personhood of nonhumans is to stop eating, wearing and using them and by that, I mean to be vegan (http://www.veganpamphlet.com/)

We can end animal use through creative, nonviolent vegan education. Single issue campaigns are speciesist. A dog, horse, cow, sheep, dolphin, tiger, whale, goat are all equally morally important individuals. To single out one species, to fetishize one species will only reinforce the public’s speciesism and allow them to continue using other species as “things”, property, as resources.

Please ONLY promote veganism (veganism is not just a diet) to end animal use. And if you are not vegan, please go vegan. It’s easy. It’s better for you (because animal products are deleterious for one’s health), for the planet (because animal use is an ecological nightmare), and MOST importantly, it’s the morally right and just thing to do.

Not vegan? Please start here http://www.bostonvegan.org/

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