Toward Justice for Animals: What We Can Do Today
Helping animals now and in the future does not require collaborating with the animal exploiting industry, misleading the public, promoting "humane" animal products, or otherwise violating our values and trading away the foundations of long-term change.
There are far better ways to work for change that we can be confident will help, and not hurt. For example:
We can start by helping as many people as possible understand who animals are, why it is morally wrong to use and kill them, and how the solution to numerous public health, social, economic and environmental problems of catastrophic proportions is the widespread adoption of a diet free of animal products.
We can work to bring an end to the use of animals for food, clothing, research and entertainment, and support the development and widespread adoption of nonviolent alternatives to these products and practices.
We can relentlessly expose the injustices committed by the animal using industry and the misleading tactics used by those who enable it.
We can rescue and offer sanctuary to animals enduring neglect, abuse, exploitation, or facing premature death.
We can oppose the breeding of companion animals and the exotic pet trade and support the "No Kill" movement.
We can protect and restore the habitat of free-living animals and stand up for their right to exist on their own terms.
We can support the efforts of those leading other movements for justice and environmental sanity.
We can be positive role models by striving to live ever more free of participation in the exploitation of others.
We can share with other people uncompromised versions of the same truths that inspire our own efforts to work for change.
Such life-affirming activities speak to what is best in human potential, and are inherently more difficult for those in the animal-exploiting industry to derail, discredit or co-opt in service their destructive agenda.
A better way of life, a better way of working for change, and more just and compassionate world is possible.
Working together, we can make it happen.