We are abolitionists. Meaning I acknowledge that animals are sentient and entitled to their own livelihood. Therefore, it is immoral to use animals for human needs. Period. Full stop. End of story.
To these ends I do not believe in supporting anything that does not meet these ends, it just doesn't make any sense to me. And would be speciesist to do so.
See it's simple.
That's why I can't support something like California's Prop 2 that is giving legitimacy to the use of animals.
And what welfarists don't undestand when they say abolitionists are divisive, is that we are not even working on the same cause. You will not reach abolition by supporting things that are not abolitionist. We all need to be out there promoting veganism in whatever way we can.
Abolitionist veganism is simple and logical: it's not ok to use animals AT ALL.
Things that have helped me to come to this conclusion:
Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary's Letter