Veganarchism – a Blend of Animal Liberation and Anarchism

What is Veganarchism you ask? This ideology is a play on two words, veganism and anarchism. In nineteen ninety five Brian A. Dominick popularized both this ideology and logo with his Animal Liberation and Social Revolution pamphlet.

This type of anarchist philosophy centered around the refusal to consume animals and animal products. Veganism is basically defined as not consuming animals and dairy products for nourishment. Anarchy is basically defined as against and or without authority.

Not only do some anarchists embrace animal liberation because animals in a sense are subject to same control mechanisms that humans abide by. Obviously, there are other factors in play such as capitalism, government, state, inhumane treatment, suffering, etc. Some anarchists have concluded that eating animals and or animal products is also not healthy.

These type of anarchists subscribe to veganism as a healthier option. From my perspective not all anarchists are the same and not all vegans are the same. Personally, I am a raw vegan, meaning I mostly eat raw not cooked fruits, seeds, grains, and vegetables.

My flavor of anarchy is individualist and pacifist in nature. Some Vegans choose to not consume any parts of animal because of empathy for them. Some vegans turn vegan solely for health reasons.

There are some vegans that perhaps use both reasons for their decision. While an anarchist I turned vegetarian and finally vegan. However, I did consume chicken eggs for quite some time.

After studying veganism more I decided to stop consuming eggs. Also, my anarchism became more full blown and I came to a conclusion that animals should became liberated for numerous reasons. This is a synopsis pertaining to veganarchism.

I highly recommend reading Animal Liberation and Social Revolution by Brian A. Dominick and Joseph M. Smith for a more complete definition.

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