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Abolitionist Approach – 22 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

I’m happy to see that the latest issue of VegNews Magazine lists Gary Francione’s as a winner in their 2008 Bloggy Awards.

Gary Francione was the first academic to teach animal rights in a U.S. law school and has since become a central figure in the animal rights movement.

Professor Francione’s new book, Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation, is now available from Columbia University Press, online sellers, and at bookstores.

NOTE: Columbia University Press is offering a 50% discount on all of its titles in Animal Studies, which means that you can get a hardcover copy of Professor Francione’s book for $20 until August 1.

To order, visit: 

To learn more about Gary Francione, visit: Here is just one of the questions and answers from this interview:

Q: If we are persuaded by your views and want to abolish animal exploitation, what can we do now—today—to help bring about that abolition?

GF: The most important thing anyone can do is to become vegan and to educate others about why taking animals seriously means being vegan. As more and more people become vegan, demand drops and consciousness about the immoral and unjustifiable nature of animal use is raised. I regard veganism as the most important form of activism for nonhuman animals. Veganism is the principle of abolition applied to the life of the individual.

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