025 Stop Torturing Yourself!
Activism requires passion and stamina, but shouldn’t require a sacrifice of all happiness and joy. From constantly watching slaughterhouse footage, to looking at the world through a negative lens, even the most dedicated activist needs a break.
In This Episode
Nichole and Callie discuss the disturbing trend they’ve observed in the animal rights community of constantly posting graphic videos and pictures of animals being slaughtered or tortured, depressing news articles, nonstop protesting, and a general disdain for the world.
This is a dangerous path, one that leads to activism fatigue, emotional burnout and, in the worst cases, depression and suicide. The vegan movement does not need it’s members to sacrifice their lives and happiness in order to advance the cause – as Nichole says, it’s like flying: put your oxygen mask on first.
Links and Information
- North Carolina Passes Ag-Gag Bill Despite Governor Veto (VegNews)
- Luxembourg Adopts Meatless Monday Resolution (VegNews)