Speciesism will not be vanquished without a mighty moral struggle, and it will take all of us
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Kathleen Stachowski, Other Nations
December 2014

On December 1, 1955, a tired black seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Rosa Parks was arrested for this simple but tremendously powerful act of civil disobedience.

Writing 106 years earlier, Henry David Thoreau, in his essay “Civil Disobedience,” said:

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

Civil disobedience has had a long and noble run in America: the Boston Tea Party is celebrated as one of the most significant acts of civil disobedience in our history.

Yet today, animal activists who free fur-farmed animals and investigate factory farm abuse can be charged as terrorists.

Speciesism will not be vanquished without a mighty moral struggle, and it will take all of us.

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