Of course we can approach non-vegans in many different ways.
Abolitionists are claiming that we can't approach them by promoting
cage-free eggs, "organic milk" and "happy meat". We are claiming that we
can't approach them by promoting farming instead of "factory-farming".
And by promoting other speciesist campaigns instead of promoting
non-speciesist campaigns. We are claiming that we can't reach them by
promoting sexist campaigns (like PETA), or racist campaigns, or
homophobic campaigns, or any other campaign that discriminate against
humans or nonhumans.
organizations would accept all of the above approaches as morally
acceptable. We are claiming that using any such campaign is not morally
We are claiming that using a campaign which promotes the murder of humans is not an acceptable way of promoting veganism.
We are claiming that using a campaign that promotes the murder of animals is not an acceptable way of promoting veganism.
If you meet a person that isn't vegan. Do you explain to him/her why he/she should go vegan?
Or do you explain to him/her why he/she should exploit animals by buying cage-free eggs from Whole Foods?
It is a fundamental moral difference between these two approaches.
When you are fighting for human rights.
you say to people that they should abstain from all products of slavery
work in the stores (e.g. sweatshops, cocoa produced by slaves, etc.)?
do you say that they should buy products coming from slaves that were
supposedly treated slightly better, but still are exploited as slaves.