Here we will explain what is animal rights, and the difference between Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism.
Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism
A couple years ago I honestly didn’t know the difference between Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism.
Let’s first start with what Animal Rights are.
What is Animal Rights?
The rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse that are accorded to humans.
So, what does that mean?
Basically that definition just means animals shouldn’t be harmed right, so they shouldn’t be used or exploited. and exploited means that they shouldn’t be just used for the sole use of profit and seen as an object.
Animals are individuals. They have feelings. They have emotions and can experience pain.
I believe most people believe in Animal Rights. Because, most people don’t think the animal should be abused or exploited.
Anyone can believe in animal rights, but they don’t have to be an activist. They can be silent about their views.
Practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.
An activist means that you see something a certain way and that you wanna make that change.
Example of Other Activist Topics:
Marriage Equality, Abortion, Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Suffrage
On the other hand of activism, there is the violent extremists.
This can be seen as belligerent and non-communicative.
You can see people like this throwing stuff at others, screaming, name-calling, or hurting others.
I also see it as even being rude to people. I think that’s extreme to be angry with the people.
How To Be A Peaceful Activist
This is just my own philosophy about activism. But I, I think that you can be an activist and have a conversation with compassion and understanding that results MASSIVE Change.
Not everyone is going to agree with your views. Not everyone is going to say, “You know what, I totally agree with you.”
Focus on the people who are like, “Oh, I’m open to that. I’m open to that way of thinking.”
We know NOT everyone is open to different ways of thinking… We are not trying to change everyone.
Would it be awesome if everyone thought the same way about animals? YES. But, we don’t need to focus on everyone. Just the ones that are ready.
I hope this helps. Do you feel any questions or comments? Definitely leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!