The Synergy of Resourceism and Veganism: Complementary Ideologies for a Sustainable Future
In a world grappling with mounting environmental challenges and ethical concerns, two distinct ideologies have emerged, each addressing a fundamental aspect of our relationship with the planet and its inhabitants. Resourceism, coined by Michael Corthell in 2021, posits that all of the Earth's resources are the shared inheritance of humanity and should be distributed equally for the benefit of all. Veganism, a philosophy and way of living coined by Donald Watson in 1944, seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of animals and promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives.
Despite their differing origins, resourceism and veganism share a profound interconnectedness that goes beyond their surface dissimilarities. These ideologies offer mutually reinforcing solutions to global challenges and together, they hold the key to a more equitable, sustainable, and compassionate future.