Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - May 31, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Regarding the Property Status of Nonhuman Animals
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

Vegan Outreach staff member Stacy Shepanskey, who leafleted at Winter Jam in Augusta, writes:

While we didn't get any signups, we handed out 1150 booklets and had a lot of great conversations with people at Winter Jam Augusta. Some people remembered me and the booklets from last year, and many told me they had read them and it had given them a lot to think about. Many had reduced their animal consumption. I got a few great photos of people reading the booklets in line and a kid reading it on the steps of a nearby building. My volunteer showed up for the last 30-40 minutes of the event, but it was great to get help so I could chat with attendees more.

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11/09/2019 GA, Duluth Atlanta Veg Fest 2019
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2. Regarding the Property Status of Nonhuman Animals

Many animal advocates have argued that securing animal rights and animal liberation requires that we end the property status of animals. Animals, they assert, should not be the property of humans any more than humans should be the property of humans. No doubt regarding animals as property makes it easier to envision their exploitation and abuse. I see ending the property status of animals as a means to animal rights and animal liberation rather than the end goal in itself.

First, animal protectionism does not necessarily require ending the property status of animals. Domestic dogs and cats in the United States are the property of their “owners,” but laws prohibit many forms of mistreatment. Second, ending the property status of animals would not necessarily end animal exploitation and abuse, as illustrated by the torture and killing of furbearing wild animals.

I think ending the property status of animals will require the legislative process. We cannot reasonably expect the courts to rule in favor of animals as long as there is widespread support for enslaving nonhumans and a net of prior jurisprudence that has endorsed the property status of animals. Working through the legislative process is difficult, and I will turn to that next week.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD

3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

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