Vegan Entanglements: Dismantling Racial and Carceral Capitalism

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About the Author
Z. Zane McNeill is a nonbinary activist-scholar, ten-year vegan, and coeditor of Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression. Zane lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.
"Vegan Entanglements is an innovative, powerful, and timely collection. By bringing together an array of diverse authorial voices, this text counters hegemonic legal narratives within animal law and offers substantive alternatives to carceral logic. It is a must-read for scholars and activists interested in social justice, environmental justice, animal rights, and total liberation."
--S. Marek Muller, Assistant Professor of Rhetorical Studies at Florida Atlantic University, author of Impersonating Animals: Rhetoric, Ecofeminism, and Animal Rights Law

"A direct inquiry into the tenets of critical animal studies, this book provides scholar-activists with alternative means of abolishing oppression for all species. For those seeking an end to the interlocking systems of oppression, the anti-carceral perspectives in this collection offer insights into emptying all cages and keeping them empty for generations to come."
--Amber E. George, Editor, Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS)

"This essential collection poignantly highlights the necessity for everyone involved in the struggle for justice for other animals to look beyond carceral solutions and to recognize, and work against, the social structural forces that bind and drive all forms of oppression."
--David Nibert, Professor of Sociology, Wittenberg University

"This collection on anti-carceral veganism examines the belief that holds that one way to secure rights for animals is to incarcerate humans who are complicit in nonhuman suffering. Can the solution to such a large and complex problem be as simple as advocating for the imprisonment of one in order to abolish the captivity of another? Authored by experienced advocates in this field, the essays presented in this collection are as vitally important as they are timely."
--Ayse Deniz Kavur, Co-Founder of RARA (Rights for Animal Rights Advocates)

"The chapters here represent scholar-activism at its best. This book builds on the emerging trend within radical factions of animal protection to examine carcerality as a tactic, within both advocacy groups and wider society. Advocating for less or no incarceration, or prison abolition, may seem counter-intuitive at first glance, but contributing authors deftly offer reasons and arguments as to why animal protectionists need to take these ideas seriously. Although, perhaps even more shocking, yet all the more convincing, is that incarceration harms the vegan movement and fails to protect nonhuman animals. Read this book closely and with an open mind, and check your own privilege and assumptions concerning effective vegan activism."
--Nathan Poirier, M.S., Co-Director of Students for Critical Animal Studies
"Vegan Entanglements is a powerful, intersectional, radical text that moves social justice, critical animal studies, inclusion, and total liberation forward. This book is a brilliant collection of powerful voices from all over the world. Read, reflect, and resist!"
--Anthony J. Nocella II, Assistant Professor, Criminology, Salt Lake Community College

"The authors in this series present compelling essays on how animal advocates can dismantle beliefs of carceral logics in their everyday organizing and activism to become a stronger movement--one of true liberation and solidarity among all oppressed beings."
--Andrea Polanco, research scientist at Faunalytics and Ph.D. candidate in Animal Welfare Science at the University of Guelph

"Vegan Entanglements embodies the future of the animal movement. It asks big questions and makes clear the need for a more expansive and inclusive vision of total liberation than the current movement upholds. It sheds light on the limitations (and damage) inherent to the current white-centered strategies of the movement and urges a reimagining of animal advocacy. This collection should be an essential read for all activists, and would complement the onboarding of all new animal movement organization employees. It will leave you with the nagging sentiment that single-issue advocacy is a thing of the past, and with the question: Can and will the animal movement evolve?"
--Erin Eberle, activist, writer, consultant, and former animal advocacy movement employee

"Carceral logics dominate our biopolitical epoch. Vegan Entanglements helps us imagine a world without need for cages of any sort. Although animal liberation is committed to freeing nonhuman animals from confinement, their legal status is often expanded by converting their suffering into currency for the prison industrial complex. This text provides much-needed critiques to move animal liberation--and society as a whole--beyond that reactionary position."
--Drew Robert Winter, Associate Editor at Society & Animals, Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology at Lansing Community College

"Vegan Entanglements is a powerful, and vital, collection at a moment of crisis and deep reflection in vegan movements across the world. The authors offer poignant and important perspectives across every chapter, demonstrating how anti-carceral veganism is not only theorized, but already being lived. McNeill is a force to be reckoned with--this book is compulsory reading for scholars, activists, scholar-activists, and beyond."
--Dr. Catherine Oliver, author of Veganism, Archives, and Animals: Geographies of a Multispecies World