Some Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was New to Activism

Exposing the Big Game

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FROM  All-Creatures.org

by Veda Stram
July 2015

Some things I wish someone had told me when I was new to activism. And some things I have learned the hard way and some things other activists have told me have helped their activism. And some questions I have found it useful to reconsider from time to time. Imagine a bowl of cherries. This is not about the cherries/animal activism in the bowl, but rather it’s about the bowl where all the cherries/animal activism live.

Please consider the below …and reconsider from time to time……

NEVER FORGET

It is a truly, amazing wonderful commitment to be an animal rights activist. It is truly something to be proud of. It can give you a life worth living.

Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” As committed…

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6 thoughts on “Some Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was New to Activism

  1. “There are several issues in the animal rights movement that cause divisiveness, contention, personal conflicts, and occasionally (like sports fans displaying unwavering loyalty to their home team) …open hostility. It is extremely smart and vital for YOU to be open and learn all YOU can about those issues from all sources. And be open to changing your points of view over time as you learn new things.”

    I’m glad you said that. Here are the absolute most important things I wish someone had told me when I was new to activism:

    “Commentary #16: Responding to Questions: Single-Issue Campaigns and MDA Opposition to the Abolitionist Approach”:
    [audio src="http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/podcast/20100326-araa-commentary-16.mp3" /]
    http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/commentary-16-responding-to-questions

    “TAVS Audio, Episode 3, Why Abolitionist Vegans are Opposed to Single Issue Campaigns”:

    “Why Not Single Issue Campaigns And Petitions”:
    http://elated.co.za/why-not-single-issue-campaigns-and-petitions

    https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/welfare-watch

    http://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/create-new-vegans

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