What's Wrong with the Current Animal Rights Movement

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A few months ago, an animal rights organization sent me a letter advertising a fund-raising Farm Walk. The idea was to gather pledges from your family and friends and then march around San Francisco in a big group. The walk would raise public awareness of vegetarian issues, and the money collected would help provide care for abused farm animals. This sounded good to me, so the morning of the walk I went to the ATM, raised the suggested twenty dollars, and took a bus downtown to join the other marchers. And after ten minutes of their company, I turned around and walked back home.

In order to maximize visibility, the organizers of the walk had picked the city's busiest tourist district as a starting point. That morning some fifty animal rights activists mingled among the cable cars and tourists and passed out pamphlets. Some marchers chanted and carried signs inked in blood red

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