Sztybelian Pragmatism versus Francionist Pseudo-Pragmatism

The discussion provides comparative expectations of animal suffering and death.

Background for this Article

Abolitionists sometimes worry that animal "welfarist" laws will lead to an increase in animal consumption among a more complacent public. Thus these mostly Francionist abolitionists actually resist anti-cruelty measures. However, spikes in animal consumption need to be put in overall context suggesting that Sztybelian pragmatism actually leads to less animal suffering and death. I recommend you print out this 4-page PDF single-sided, although that takes more paper, because you will need to refer back to illustrated Figures as well as a detailed table.

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