Does anyone else prefer “sneaky activism”, when no one realizes what you are doing until alot later? I mean like smaller things, of course, like I just convinced three separate people in two weeks to adopt a cat instead of buying one (I did this over twitter) Just by simply saying shelters often have way more cats to choose from (Ok on one person I did say botdf supports adoption, but hey, it worked 😛 ). And I met this one guy and convinced him to stop wearing leather jackets by saying it smells bad and pleather’s way more attractive 😛 I think I prefer this way, seeing as I already get tons of hate because of the way I dress (all black) and the music I listen to (Rock and metal) and don’t think I can deal with people hating me for being for animal rights.
@endymlonvse I didnt mean literally what he was doing. What i meant was the sneaky activism such as talking to them about something important without shoving your veiws in their face. Like his example of telling them there was more options adopting. Also its cheaper that way and you save a life! Some of those dogs are already trained! Those are all comments that I would consider helpful “sneaky” activism. your not tricking anyone you just not shoving everything in your friends face. Thers a place an a time for each type of activism.
The sneaky activism your describing is usually the most productive because people don’t want to feel pressured or judged. This way both you and everyone your spreading information to can be comfortable. Personally I like to mix in some blunt activism aswell but I like to keep it mixed.
I don’t see how that is being dishonest, leather really does smell bad. And there are plenty of adoptable cats in shelters. Most people don’t like being lectured anyway, so I feel this way is more effective and people will be more willing to listen.
huh idk but People should not mind you being an animal activist anyway.., if you are talking about your friends maybe they aren’t your true friends, find people that support your actions of activism.. like on peta!!
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