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Resourceism: The Parent Ideology of Veganism

" Resourceism and veganism share a common belief in justice, equality, and sustainability. By rejecting speciesism and carnism, we can create a world that is more compassionate and just for all beings." Michael Corthell The principles and beliefs of veganism have been gaining popularity worldwide in recent years. With more people becoming aware of the environmental, ethical, and health impacts of animal agriculture, there has been a growing trend towards plant-based diets and cruelty-free lifestyles. However, the roots of veganism can be traced back to a larger ideology - resourceism. Resourceism is a philosophy that advocates for the equitable distribution of resources to ensure the well-being of all inhabitants of the earth. It is the foundational belief that underpins a resource-based socio-economic system. Veganism, on the other hand, is a lifestyle that seeks to exclude the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. While the two ideologies

[Video] Neil deGrasse Tyson's Galaxy-Brained Take on Speciesism

[Vegan Ethics] What speciesism actually is...

   Speciesism: the assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals. Speciesism is so ingrained and normalised within society that we don’t even consider it a problem.  Many humans view non-human animals with such little regard that the very concept of animals deserving moral consideration is seen as offensive, as they believe that recognising that other animals also deserve basic rights is somehow demeaning to our own species.  But in the words of Oscar winning actor and animal rights activist, Joaquin Phoenix, “it takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”