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Ethical Veganism Doesn’t Help Animals

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

This interview was published in late 2011 and the original post on Let Them Eat Meat no longer exists; it is being republished from the Animal Liberation Front website where it still resides. When this article first appeared, I was widely and vocally condemned by many vegans for having the audacity to express these ideas. But it’s several years later, and I still stand by everything I said. I don’t pat myself on the back for not buying child pornography and pretend that my boycott is doing anything to stop child sex slavery. Nor do I believe my being vegan saves a single animal. My only contribution to Animal Liberation rests on my liberations and my efforts to expose and subvert the industry.

Camille and many of her above-ground activist allies recently made a decisive break from vegans who are content to alleviate their own guilt through personal veganism and baking vegan goodies. Several activists in NIO Florida (her local grassroots group) as well as many national and international associates are now targeting biomed students who are on their way to becoming animal experimenters, on the assumption that there is still hope to change them before they become entrenched in careers involving animal exploitation and prolonged animal suffering.

NIO has also gained notoriety by advocating violence against those who are so entrenched, though Camille has remained non-violent in her approach.

LET THEM EAT MEAT: Does simply eating a vegan diet and not buying animal products do anything for animals?

CAMILLE MARINO: In order to be an ethical and decent human being, one must be vegan. There is no gray area here. You are either vegan or you are complicit in the war on animals.

But, no, being an ethical vegan does absolutely nothing to relieve animal suffering. In the real world “free market,” when demand for meat/eggs/dairy declines, the government subsidizes a given exploitation industry and buys any excess supply of animal products, thus ensuring that the suppliers’ profits as well as the economy remain intact. The government buys the surplus and generally diverts it into schools and welfare programs or the surplus is exported to other countries to satisfy federal debt.

I believe that we are wasting enormous amounts of the vegan community’s time and energy by advocating vegan outreach. The animals are dying in exponentially greater numbers.

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