My peer-reviewed journal article, "Animal Rights Law: Fundamentalism versus Pragmatism," Journal for Critical Animal Studies 5 (1) (2007): 1-35, has been adopted by NARN, a large, thriving, and vitally active animal rights group. In their About Us" segment of their website, we find:
ApproachI am pleased that people are finding materials that I am generating to be helpful.
Since our position is calling for both the end of the abuse and exploitation of animals, our approach is one of animal rights pragmatism*; we must always strive for what is best for sentient beings at all times. To allow the worst of abuses unchallenged while we work to secure the ultimate rights of animals puts the animals through needless suffering. Animal rights, while it is the goal we all wish for the animals, is merely a means to an end, not the end itself. The end is the sentient being. In fighting for the rights of animals, the animals themselves should be the primary focus in deciding what we can achieve now.
* "Animal Rights Law: Fundamentalism versus Pragmatism." by David Sztybel, Journal for Critical Animal Studies 5 (1) (2007): 1-37. Link as PDF.
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