Exploring the Historical Roots of the Humane Movement

Satya magazine interview with Diane Beers, author of a book on the history of the animal rights and welfare movement.

Indeed, if activists don’t know the history of their cause, they can have no sense of their movement’s struggles, long-term strategies, achievements and heroes. In addition, they can’t promote their long impressive movement to the public, and their opponents—the meat industry, medical research industry and the government—will fill the void. They have been the ones most aggressively and successfully constructing negative images and outright myths of animal advocacy that the public often believes.

I couldn’t agree more. And because younger animal advocates don’t learn from the past, we see so many making the same mistakes over and over.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. skype Mac
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 11:00:19

    Why didnt I think about this? I hear exactly what youre saying and Im so happy that I came across your blog. You really know what youre talking about, and you made me feel like I should learn more about this. Thanks for this; Im officially a huge fan of your blog


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