Picture
In recent days there has been a massive outcry in the vegan community and "animal people" in general over Super Bowl performer Lady Gaga wearing fur. We should start by stating the obvious, we are anti-fur. We are also anti-leather, anti-silk, anti-dairy, anti-eggs and anti-all other uses of other animals.

The reality is often vegans are seen as an authority on animal rights ethics, yet here we are pandering to the vast majority of non vegans who don't purchase this niche product. Nurturing the suggestion that fur is uniquely abhorrent.

This is a perfect opportunity for vegans to talk to people who are obviously compassionate and care about other animals to some extent (enough to get upset by this)
, to ask them to extend this compassion to all other species. To point out their current state of hypocrisy and confusion. Instead we see vegan after vegan acting as if fur is an especially bad animal use and avoiding it is somehow commendable.

It's arrogant and anthropocentric for us to create and draw up a hierarchy of imagined suffering. Causing unnecessary suffering is wrong full stop. Many other farmed animals are thrown under the bus whenever we suggest otherwise and put a disproportionate emphasis on single issue campaigns.

Various campaigns encourage shouting abuse at fur wearers. Since when did intimidating someone (often women) make them think of you and your campaign in a positive light?  Will it encourage people to stop exploiting other animals or will it just create a confusing bullying stigma and leave non vegans who agree fur is awful can feeling smug about "doing their bit"? Why not do the same over bikers in leather or people with milkshakes?

It's impossible to deny that fur receives more attention from vegans than more commonly used animal products and this constitutes speciesism. We should know better. If we instead spend the time that's currently being used on this very niche issue performing grassroots vegan education we would not only be stopping the exploitation of animals for fur (as vegans don't wear fur) but for eggs, silk, dairy, animal testing and all other forms of exploitation. One example of this approach in practice
is the Vegan Information Project in Dublin, Ireland.

On a larger scale there's the wonderful Go Vegan World advertising campaign that can be seen on billboards and in newspapers across the UK and in Ireland. It looks at all animal use as exploitation and the website provides a free vegan guide and mentoring. They're having 500 guides downloaded a day and 2000 new individual visitors to the website, this is fantastic and they promote nothing but veganism, no confusing people with the same old single issues.

 


Comments

02/26/2017 12:48am

Books are good way for get the knowledge about the world. Animals part of this world and they are living thing and may peoples are keep in home as pet. It is hobby of many peoples.

Reply
07/09/2017 11:59pm

I am against all forms of animal cruelty because I am an animal lover. I absolutely despise people who are patronizing products that are made by abusing animals. A good example of this, aside from fur, is cosmetic products. There are many well-known makeup companies who use animals as part of their test for their makeup products. They use monkeys, rabbits, and even mice to test out if their products are safe for people. I find it hard to believe that there are companies who will stoop down to that level just for their business to continue. It's important that we give importance to animals because they are also God's creations and we are, in no way, entitled to hurt them or worse, kill them.

Reply
03/08/2017 11:09pm

Being a vegan might not make you a better human, but becoming a vegan certainly does. When we did realize how cruel the animals are treated for our meat, and even our eggs and milk, we were disgusted by so much extreme and unjust cruelty to defenseless animals. We actively did change ourselves, we ditched the meat, the cheese, the eggs, the milk, and all without someone patting us on the back. On the contrary, we did it against the grain, at highest people around us tolerated it, at worse people turned verbally aggressive towards us. It must sound very arrogant for meat eaters, but the activity of becoming a vegan , that did make us a better human being.

Reply
05/31/2017 11:56pm

I am a vegan and seeing this woman clothed in fur makes me furious. I hate it when they slaughter animals for their own luxury. Animal fur should be banned. Top designers should choose synthetic materials instead of the real one. They are animals for Pete's sake. They live, eat and breathe like us. People should learn to protect these animals.

Reply
06/12/2017 10:46am

Her outfits are always a bit crazy, don't you think so? I don't like her style at all.

Reply
06/21/2017 10:51pm

That dress looks quite expensive.

Reply
06/22/2017 12:10am

Being a non vegan is healthy, but you can't enjoy the yummiest meat foods.

Reply
06/29/2017 4:28am

somewhere the content material cloth fabric of the blog surrounded through little arguments. yes it is healthy for readers. they are able to embody this shape of language in their writing expertise in addition to on the equal time as organization communicate in university.

Reply
07/19/2017 4:38am

Nature normally helps a author to analyze from its factors. Nature constantly try and educate new schooling and a author redecorate its revel in into words. He can redesign even silence into phrases. This blog taught me a lesson.

Reply
07/22/2017 5:04am

Are you new to the bird feeding community and would like to invest in some bird feeders? There are many different types of bird feeders but this information will cover three popular bird feeders: hummingbird, platform and tube bird feeders.

Reply
07/24/2017 6:03am

This isn't obligatory that you choose out extremely good a constrained region like college or college or your place to increase your writing paintings. You want to move browsing to spread your competencies to masses of new mother and father which may be virtually in need of such type of capability.

Reply
08/30/2017 8:35am

It's time to learn it deeper than ever... Nice discussion

Reply
09/11/2017 8:54am

Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.

Reply

Jiya Roy is a high class luxury and premium independent escorts agency in Gurgaon offering sexy independent escort Girls, models and cheap rate call girls for incalls and outcalls and travel arrangements. Female companions available 24/7 for business events, tour guide and much more.

Reply
09/16/2017 1:40pm

Gurgaonfemales.in offers highly educated model from Gurgaon and best Escorts service in Gurgaon through some of its sizzling Independent escorts in Gurgaon Call Girls who are available to customers 24*7.

Reply

We are providing Best Escort Service in Gurgaon with affordable rates, just call us for Hi profile Call Girls in Gurgaon . Contact us for Call Girl in Gurgaon. http://www.gurgaondivas.com/

Reply
09/19/2017 6:28am

Great tips and very easy to understand. This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog.

Reply
09/19/2017 6:57am

Hi I am Arpita kaur an high class independent escort girl in Lajpat Nagar ! We are provide high class escorts service inLajpat Nagar, Arpita Kaur Provide only for 18+ age, impressing and discreet gentlemen for utmost pleasure to get delight contact 24X7 any time any where in Lajpat Nagar. http://www.arpitakaur.com/lajpat-nagar-escorts.html

Reply
09/28/2017 1:22pm

Renu Das Kolkata Escorts Services has gorgeous females provides Independent Escorts Service in Kolkata call girls at 100% satisfaction with VIP models. Provided Kolkata escorts at our agency are professional in nature and are eager to serve you at your place.

Reply
10/11/2017 9:34am

We are leading Gurgaon based Escort Agency where you can expect to explore only the most beautiful, hot & sexy young females across the city who are 24 hours ready to serve their erotic services for you! We currently operate most of areas around the city so you can hire our independent escorts anytime whatever its early morning or mid night.

Reply



Leave a Reply