Quotation Explorer - 'Gary L. Francione'

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. - Gary L. Francione
Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction. - Gary L. Francione
Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence. - Gary L. Francione
Veganism is not a "sacrifice." It is a joy. - Gary L. Francione
People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices - Gary L. Francione
Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans. - Gary L. Francione
All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property - Gary L. Francione
In order to be a teacher you've got to be a student first - Gary L. Francione
Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan. - Gary L. Francione
You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan. - Gary L. Francione
Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well. - Gary L. Francione
We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong and possibly more morally wrong to consume dairy - Gary L. Francione
If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend. - Gary L. Francione
Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable - Gary L. Francione
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience. - Gary L. Francione
Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism. - Gary L. Francione
We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. - Gary L. Francione
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