An Open Letter to Animal Rights Advocates

‘Where there are people advocating for animals, there is compassion, hope, an evolved mind, and a conscience at peace. This is who you are, it is who you will always be … ‘

Kirschner's Korner

To All the Animals Rights Advocates in the World,

I often hear people dismiss animal advocates as radical or fanatic. In some circles, the term has a negative connotation like “hippie” or “emo.” Fortunately, as people learn the truth about animal agriculture, the fur trade, seaquariums, the circus, experiments on animals, and other acts of cruelty, the perception changes. As advocates, it’s important for us to communicate our message in a way that aspiring advocates find welcoming and plausible. That is our challenge. As with any movement, before the sensibility of it has been fully realized, resistance abounds.

Where does some of the rage and impatience originate in animal rights advocates? It’s largely rooted in the fact that the reasons for which we changed are problems that can be solved. As soon as people decide make simple changes in their lives, they can transition from someone who contributes to land degradation, water and air pollution…

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