26 episodes

The Abolitionist Approach Commentary will consist of a series of podcasts that discuss and explore various aspects of the idea that we ought to abolish, and not merely regulate, animal exploitation. The Commentary will promote ethical veganism and creative, non-violent vegan education as the primary forms of activism to move toward the abolition of animal use.

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach Commentary Gary L. Francione

    • Philosophy

The Abolitionist Approach Commentary will consist of a series of podcasts that discuss and explore various aspects of the idea that we ought to abolish, and not merely regulate, animal exploitation. The Commentary will promote ethical veganism and creative, non-violent vegan education as the primary forms of activism to move toward the abolition of animal use.

    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: An Easy Way to Start a Conversation About Veganism

    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: An Easy Way to Start a Conversation About Veganism

    Dear Friends: Here is a podcast that Anna Charlton and I did on an easy way to start a conversation about veganism. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence […]

    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: On the Misuse of “Abolition”

    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: On the Misuse of “Abolition”

    Dear Friends: Here is a podcast that Anna and I did on the misuse of “Abolition”. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. If animals matter morally, […]

    • 8 min
    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: On Anthony Bourdain, Veganism, and Bad Behavior by Some “Animal People”

    Abolitionist Approach Podcast: On Anthony Bourdain, Veganism, and Bad Behavior by Some “Animal People”

    Dear Friends: Here is a podcast that Anna and I did on Anthony Bourdain. I was sitting too far away from the device. The dogs were walking around the room. We will do better! ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other […]

    Commentary: Vegan Education/Advocacy, “Forcing” Others to Go Vegan, and Animal Ethics as Involving Obligation and Not Choice

    Commentary: Vegan Education/Advocacy, “Forcing” Others to Go Vegan, and Animal Ethics as Involving Obligation and Not Choice

    In this Commentary, Anna Charlton and I discuss educating yourself so that you can educate others and the importance of doing education/advocacy in your community; the idea that vegan advocacy represents an attempt to “force” people to go vegan; and the idea that animal ethics is a matter of “choice” and not moral obligation. It’s […]

    • 16 min
    Commentary #23: Lennox and Moral Reasoning in Animal Rights

    Commentary #23: Lennox and Moral Reasoning in Animal Rights

    It’s been a while since I did a Commentary and I have been meaning to start up again but, alas, it’s been a busy time. I was planning to do a podcast on the topic of my essay, Moral Concern, Moral Impulse, and Logical Argument in Animal Rights Advocacy, which I published in May and […]

    • 52 min
    Commentary #22: A Discussion on Abolition vs. Regulation with Robert Garner

    Commentary #22: A Discussion on Abolition vs. Regulation with Robert Garner

    Dear Colleagues: My most recent book, The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?, involves a debate between me and Professor Robert Garner of the University of Leicester. In this Commentary, Professor Garner and I discuss our book. Garner’s position, although a form of what I call “new welfarism,” is different from that of Singer and […]

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

PedroCamargo ,

Veganism: Not a List of Ingredients

You have to praise the man for this series of podcasts.
He is more than aware of what is going on--he is lucid and eloquent.

Gary Francione. That's a name to remember.

Rob croft ,

Dogmatic

It's an interesting topic but very dogmatic and unwilling to give time to opposing viewpoints. All my questions have been ignored and not once has an oppsing view been aired other than the
Presenters own straw man version.

Lorraine Marie ,

Essential listening.

This wonderful podcast conveys the abolitionist approach (in my opinion, the ONLY approach with the potential to change the way our species perceives non-human animals) to animal rights with perfect clarity.

I have listened to, and enjoyed, many podcasts relating to the subject of animal rights and veganism (there are some great ones out there), but none has been as compelling and clear in its message as this series of commentaries by Professor Gary L. Francione. Issues and questions that are often perceived as confusing and complicated are explored with eloquence - leaving listeners (well this one at least) thinking "of course, it is all so simple!" I shall be recommending this crucially important podcast whenever the opportunity arises.

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