Encompass Essays: Pursuing Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy is a collection of essays written by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we work to create a more just animal protection movement.
Seeing racism in myself was the first step to confronting it in the animal advocacy movement—and in the system we’re working to change.
As a Black woman, I’ve learned through critical reflection the importance of applying an antiracist framework to my animal advocacy. It’s been a long time coming.
What happens when a longtime animal activist begins to recognize their role in white supremacy culture? They decide to become part of the solution.
To achieve animal rights, we must strive to make ethical decisions aligned with our values and work toward collective liberation for all.
The 12-part series investigates racism in the farmed animal protection movement and examines ways in which movement leaders can cultivate racial equity within their organizations and personally within themselves.
Twenty-first-century advocacy embraces cross-over between issue areas, giving us the best chance for holistic, sustained, transformative justice for all.
Here’s why the surge of interest in racial equity work gives me hope—and pause—about the animal protection movement’s quest toward antiracism.
Improving the lives of animals is just one part of making the world a better place—to fully accomplish that mission, we must be antiracist as well.
International animal advocacy groups need to incorporate a framework for racial diversity, equity, and inclusion into their global strategy to ensure the oppression of all species can come to an end.
Reflecting upon my history in animal advocacy, I realize that I have undervalued my family’s roots as a key factor in why and how I want to help animals to live a life free from suffering. I’m ready to change the narrative.