Many animal rights organisations are powered by women and Animal Justice Project is no different. I asked them why they became vegan and why they chose to work in animal rights. Let’s take a look…
“From a very young age I was acutely aware of the suffering of non-human animals, and wanted to stop it. Today I consider my work in animal rights to be an absolute necessity. There is also nothing I’d rather do with my time. I’m incredibly proud of our team, which is made up of mainly women, and of course much of our work focuses on the oppression and exploitation of female animals within animal agriculture.”
“As a child I had a deep compassion for our non-human friends. I find it incomprehensible that it’s globally deemed acceptable to use them for food, clothing, entertainment, sport and scientific experimentation. As a vegan, I have an ethical commitment to impose the least possible harm to them. Animal Rights is a matter close to my heart and I will never stop fighting for them and the changes that NEED to be made to make the world a peaceful place for them.”
“I have always loved animals and as I learnt what we do to them, I chose to not take part. I also want to encourage change so that all animals are treated with respect and not commodified. It’s hard seeing so much suffering but I care for rescued rodents who are such lovely individuals. I ensure they are spoiled to the best of my abilities.”
“I have always felt a deep connection with, and empathy for all animals. As I became increasingly aware of the inherent cruelty and suffering endemic in industries that use non-human animals for their own gain, I made the easiest decision of my life: I became vegan. I’m passionate about animal rights because I believe that all individuals, human and non-human alike, deserve to be treated equally, with respect and compassion. Going vegan is an action everyone can take to stand against oppression, violence and speciesism, and in so doing, make the world a better place for all.”
“I’m vegan because I believe animals are here with, not for, humans. The ways in which sentient beings are abused and exploited, day in and day out, never fail to shock and sadden me, and I don’t want to play any part in their suffering. I work in animal rights because I want to compel everyone to feel this way.”
I hope that today’s feature has inspired you and allowed you to become more connected to our team here at Animal Justice Project. I am incredibly proud to call Claire, Sara, Ash, Aura and Krysia my colleagues and I know that our dedicated team will continue producing powerful and effective work for non-human animals everywhere. Together, with your support, we are creating a better world, one campaign at a time.
For the animals.