These are the 3 main parts to “The Legacy Of Pythagoras”:
1. Human animals are not morally superior to nonhuman animals and so humans have no right to intentionally exploit nonhumans.
Human animals killing and otherwise harming nonhuman animals (or other humans for that matter) is only morally justifiable for the purposes of “Self-Defense” or “Defense Of Others.” This means that humans should not use animals merely for “food”, clothing, research, entertainment, or any other purpose where there is no immediate conflict that was instigated by the nonhuman. All currently existing domesticated nonhuman animals should be allowed to live out their natural lives without breeding and then domestication should end completely.
2. Humans are physiologically an herbivorous species. This means that we develop chronic disease from consuming animal substances.
Thus, there is no moral nor physical way in which intentionally and unnecessarily exploiting nonhuman animals is a positive thing. Note: Even if we were not herbivores and/or we could thrive or even thrive better by exploiting nonhumans, it would not be morally justifiable to exploit them.
3. All SICs (Single Issue Campaigns) and Animal Welfare measures are counter-productive to the cause of Abolitionist Veganism and people should never engage in them. The only way to be active and advocate for animals that is both morally justifiable and effective is to be Vegan and educate pre-Vegans on why they should be Vegan.
If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.
To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.