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there is no ethical consumption under capitalism so going vegan is pointless


there is no ethical consumption under capitalism so going vegan is pointless


two words: harm reduction

capitalism will never be ethical, but ethics is not a binary (ethical vs. non-ethical): it’s a spectrum. animal agriculture causes more harm. more trees clear cut on Indigenous land. more watersheds drained. more emissions, pollution, & waste. more habitat ripped away from species on the brink of extinction. more animal and human suffering. those hit first and hardest by the climate crisis perpetuated by westerner’s taste for meat are racialized people in the global south. GOING VEGAN IS HARM REDUCTION.

veganism exists far beyond white consumerism. radical movements led by vegans of Color are disrupting the capitalist/colonialist status quo globally and intersectional philosophies like Black Veganism are gaining momentum.

unjust hierarchies are everywhere, including how we see ourselves as humans in relation to other living beings. it’s time to fight to end this hierarchy and the objectification and commodification of non-human animals by going vegan. A BETTER WORLD IS NECESSARY but it requires consistent anti-oppression, including anti-speciesism!

more information / sources

Veganism as Anti-Colonial Praxis: A Collection of Indigenous Vegan Perspectives zine

Wikipedia: Anarchism and animal rights

The Anarchist Library: The Radical Left’s Top 10 Objections to Veganism

The Anarchist Library: BITING BACK: A Radical Response to Non-Vegan Anarchists

Reveal: They thought they were going to rehab. They ended up in chicken plants

Wikipedia: Black veganism

The Excelsior 4: Activists charged for exposing criminal animal cruelty in Abbotsford, BC

How Veganism Is Rooted in Black Activism, and Why It Isn’t Just For White People

Wikipedia: Animal Liberation Front