Is There No Room for Rod Coronado in the Animal Rights Movement? The Problem with Veganism as the Moral Baseline

Uncivilized Animals

It is almost difficult to believe that the accomplishments of Rod Coronado can all be attributed to a single person with abilities not too different than our own; in this way he has demonstrated what is possible.  It does not take superhero powers to sink a whaling ship, light a match, or set an animal free from a cage.  It does, of course, take a fair amount of bravery to put one’s beliefs into action but that is well within our abilities.

Rod Coronado has dealt serious body blows to the whaling industry, the fur industry, and the animal experimentation industry.  Animals who seemed destined to spend their lives in locked cages only to meet violent deaths were set free by a stranger who arrived in the night, risked—and ultimately—sacrificed his freedom to give them a chance to be free.  The mind reels at what an animal be must be…

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2 thoughts on “Is There No Room for Rod Coronado in the Animal Rights Movement? The Problem with Veganism as the Moral Baseline

  1. bythewindsailor

    “Veganism can be zealously promoted while simultaneously accepting the support and the participation of nonvegans and ex-vegans in an animal rights movement. We may see wider acceptable of veganism if people are allowed to participate and share what is in their heart before they have radically altered their diet.”

    The author makes some good points. I agree especially with the above statement. What I have a problem with are non-vegans or ex-vegans who are arrogant enough to believe that their experience applies to everyone. Who claim, because they believe a non-vegan diet is right for them, it is right for everyone. The sheer presumptuousness of that attitude just pisses me off no end.

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