Can we combine sanctuaries / protected spaces, and veganic land ‘use’ and merge them into new intergrative comprehensive models?
For a non-anthropocentric and anti-speciesist inclusionary organic vegan (veganic) agriculture:
There so far is no such thing as a stated “positive” veganic (that means: organic vegan agricultural) animal rights consciousness.
I wonder why it does not occur to most other vegans in the veganic (vegan organic) movement, that humans and nonhuman animals can co-exist without exploitation?
It’s obvious that the forceful exploitation of the reproductive system of nonhumans must be fought against. And any form of overpopulation (especially the forced one) is disastrous for the planet.
Paramount from a vegan standpoint is that we ought to create and protect space for those lives, which had but no choice.
Sanctuaries and veganic projects should grow into comprehensively integral safe-spaces, where all beings find natural spaces to co-exist.
I think we cannot say that it is speciesist and exploitative if both humans and nonhuman animals live together in a natural space without harming, exploiting or using each other.
I believe that we as vegans ought to aim for the civilisatory goal to live together with other animals on this planet in a peaceful manner, and mixed communities, based on the idea of sanctuaries, biotopes and veganic ecological models, could be established.
If we are not going to develop a consciousness for co-existence in practice, we fail at creating an all-encompassing life-affirming ethic.
Why do we perpetuate the mislead assumptions that the only options we can chose from as humans are either degrading nonhuman animals or otherwise totally excluding them and making them nonexistent in a desired perhaps utopian daily reality?
To me the bigger segment of the veganic movement appears as if it creates and expresses a bifurcation in what veganism ideally should and could mean.
As good at it looks now, and as much as vegan farming practices are heading for the major part in a promising, important and ethically inevitable direction, the veganic code of ethics nevertheless comes short at addressing the key factor of veganism which is the ideal of including all animals and thus re-establishing their rights.
As ethical vegans we owe the idea of the animal sanctuary our fullest commitment.
(This is an altered version of my comment: Veganic plus Animal Sanctuaries plus Ethics)