Norm Phelps on Cruelty Campaigns and Abolitionism

Last September, I blogged about a Kansas State University study that found that anti-cruelty campaigns significantly reduce demand for animal products. Norm Phelps has just published an essay on this subject, which makes mincemeat of Gary Francione’s “abolitionist” philosophy.

It’s shocking to me that there are still animal advocates who take Francione seriously, since he’s reliably wrong on nearly everything apart from his dedication to nonviolence. But his followers are an angry bunch who refuse to actually look at the data, so I don’t expect Phelps’ analysis to diminish Francione’s following. Link.


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