Veganism has nothing to do with animal rights.
Animal rights is a goal wherein government(s) recognize that animal are entitled to life, and freedom from cruelty, exploitation, and human ownership.
Animal rights is a legal concept. Veganism is not recognizing animal rights any more than not practicing cannibalism is recognizing human rights.
Veganism is animal welfarism, animal protection. It is a moral indicator of one’s values. A roadmap to an ethical life. It means doing no harm. But it doesn’t mean one is helping animals.
Veganism is declining against the world population, which means nothing we do as vegans has any affect upon the Animal Holocaust.
Nor can it ever, as the number of people who care enough about animals tp stop consuming them is a tiny fraction of the population, and continues to decrease.
The Animal Holocaust is expected to double in the next 20 years, the figure already discounting all the vegan recruitment we are expected to achieve.
The number of animals dying in slaughterhouses has quadrupled since the publication of Animal Liberation by Peter Singer in 1973.
What we are doing doesn’t work. And the animals are suffering and dying in spite of all we are doing.
The only hope for the animals is a violent overthrow of capitalism and the existing legal system which allows animal ownership. And that is not likely in the foreseeable future.
So, while we work toward revolution, we have a moral duty to alleviate as much suffering as possible for those animals trapped in the food system. Every animal owned by Big Ag will die horribly, as will its offspring. For generations to come. Until we can storm the board rooms of Big Ag, arrest the criminals, and burn down the slaughterhouses.
Until then we fight them on fast slaughter lines, on dehorning, on debeaking, on battery cages, on gestation crates, on cruel transport, on antibiotics, on procedures without anesthesia.
We vote conservatives out of office. We elect the most liberal candidates we can find.
And, one day, we revolt!