In the AR movement, just as in life, we are all different and have differing views and opinions. For the benefit of the movement and in order to campaign effectively for animal rights, we all need to respect each other and tolerate our difference.
@VeganCaramel Everyone works at their own rate, in their own time. There is no reason to push them or make them feel guilty for what you think they “can and should do for the animals”. Let PETA be the guiding source that they need for their import of knowledge of animals and the cruelties they face; saying someone needs to be vegan or should cut out all animals products or else they are hateful towards animals is just going to chase them away from PETA and helping the animals. If they are a PETA member, they will learn for themselves at their own pace what they can do for the animals. We are hear for moral support, and sharing our personal stories in the hope of inspiring other people into the wonderful world of a cruelty free life; we are not here to push people past the boundaries they are not ready to cross.
@loveall, as long as we’re trying to help each other become the best we can be for animals, I wouldn’t consider it rude at all. There are some people who come on here and still eat meat, wear leather, or consume dairy. And those things all hurt animals immensely.
It’s not “rude and hurtful” to explain to another PETA member what they CAN and should do for the animals!
@loveall and @MysteryMalice, I don’t see how I’m “working toward the same goal” as someone who doesn’t think cows or chickens have rights when it comes to their female reproductive systems.
We would be saying the exact same thing to someone who thought they were “for the animals” but ate meat and wore fur. It’s no different to tell someone fur is cruel than it is to tell them dairy and eggs are cruel.
What I will respect are the religious, political, and personal beliefs of every animal rights activist out there. But I will not respect the rape, torture, and murder of animals. It’s really that simple.
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