Thursday, July 16, 2009

NZ Vegan Podcast Episode 32 - Interview with Professor Gary L. Francione

Another episode of Elizabeth Collins' NZ Vegan Podcast is out. In this one, she interviews Professor Gary L. Francione to talk about the abolitionist approach to animal rights and how it differs from the new welfarist (or regulationist) approach. They mention the recent exchange between supporters of both sides that took place here on My Face Is on Fire.

For further reading, please check out Professor Francione's recent (and brilliant) essay on his Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach website. In it, he describes how and why welfarism is completely ineffective in resolving the problem of our usage of animals and that the "abolition of animal exploitation requires a nonviolent revolution–a revolution of the heart".

Look for Professor Francione's latest book in the very near future. The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (co-authored with Professor Robert Garner) should be published by Columbia University Press by sometime this fall.


wchanley said...

Take a breath, Prof. Francione! :)

This was excellent, as always.

gfrancione said...

Dear Babble:

Every breath means less time to talk about veganism!

Gary L. Francione
Professor, Rutgers University