Animals - Property or Persons?
Francione (Gary)
Source: Francione (Gary) - Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation, Chapter 1
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Author’s Abstract1

  1. This essay presents a version of the abolitionist theory of animal rights2 that I developed more fully in "Francione (Gary) - Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?".
  2. I argue that our moral thinking about animals is terribly confused and that a large part of the problem is our treatment of animals as property, which cannot be justified morally.
  3. I conclude that our acceptance of the right of nonhumans not to be treated as property requires that we abolish institutionalized animal exploitation and stop producing domestic nonhumans for human use.



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Footnote 1: Taken from "Francione (Gary) - The Abolition of Animal Use Versus the Regulation of Animal Treatment".


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