Vegan Trove Podcast Episode 19: Is Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Anti-Vegan?

Just catching up on a couple of my latest Vegan Trove Podcast episodes.
The latest episode discusses whether animal advocacy organisation “Direct Action Everywhere” (DxE) is anti-vegan.
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(Please excuse some repetition on my part about a third of the way into the episode. Persist through this part as I get back on track after a few minutes 😉 )

DxE Wayne Hsiung Fails again

In this episode I discuss this question. My apologies for the length of this episode (1 hr 23 mins). I have shared some audio excerpts and have commented on them. You can find the excerpts at 19.15,  22.58,  23.50, 56.58, 101.05, 105.50,  107.30, 108.40,  111.25, 113.25, 116.20, 117.40, and 119.20.

The following quotes are from Wayne Hsiung’s (Direct Action Everywhere) 2009 essay titled “Boycott Veganism”:

“To sum up, veganism, far from helping animals, is a huge problem for the animal rights movement. If we want to stand up for animals, then we should stop calling ourselves vegan; stop asking others to go vegan; and even stop using the word vegan. When asked, we should state that our fight is for equality, justice, and freedom — not for a plant-based diet.”

“In fact, the concept of veganism is harmful to the animal rights movement. And if you are serious about working for animal liberation, the first thing you should boycott is neither meat nor dairy nor eggs. The first thing you should boycott… is veganism.”

Read Wayne Hsiung’s “Boycott Veganism” essay.
DxE Wayne Hsiung Failed

Here’s the Go Vegan Radio Episode referenced in this podcast.

To find out more about Francione’s theory please check out this list of books and please check out this vegan resource.

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