It’s a term that can both light fires under its most fervent supporters and chill non-believers to the bone. It can encourage, entice, enrage and incite feelings from deep within a person’s core, causing seemingly insane outbursts and cleverly planned attacks, protests and petitions.
But what does it mean to you?
That’s exactly what I posed to my social networks when I asked the following questions:
Via Twitter: Working on a story & need your help – What does #AnimalRights mean to you? Help me out & reply with your answer & brief explanation!
Via Facebook: Hi friends! Working on a story for class and could use your input – When I say Animal Rights, what does that mean to you? Do you think PETA is awesome or too extreme? Are you vegetarian or vegan – if so, why?
Feel free to respond in the comments & let me know – all answers welcome! Thanks in advance!
The answers I received were very insightful and well-considered, and will serve as the basis for a three-part series titled Exploring Animal Rights, in which we’ll discuss the general concepts, various aspects of animal rights as well as the extremes of animal rights activism.
Do you have thoughts? What does Animal Rights mean to you?