Motivation for vegan activists

Intro

Being a vegan (especially an activist) can be challenging at times, so I wrote this post to help motivate and inspire others to continue fighting for animal rights, despite the difficulties it can sometimes present.

All rights movements in history take time to become the new paradigm, and are often met with resistance of some kind, but the truth, justice and love will win in the end!

I have included a collection of quotes, songs, videos and articles related to veganism and activism that have helped me, and may help others too.

If you haven’t done any activism as of yet I hope you give it a try, and if you already have, then keep up the good work!

Quotes

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~ Gandhi

“There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.” ~ Martin Luther King

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” ~ Gandalf

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Dumbledore

“Dark and difficult times lay ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy.” ~ Dumbledore

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke

“It’s better to be sad and angry for the right reasons, than to be ignorant and in denial for the wrong reasons.” ~ Unknown

Music

Goldfinger – Free Me – www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fayPV5PN6U

Footsoldier – Socially Unacceptable – www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1hmMkk-9CY

DISL Automatic – I’M A VEGAN – www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y89uNh2nLg

High Protein Vegan – I used to hate vegans – www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUsyE8nClrU

Vegan Smythe – I will be their voice – www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLXnHpj4Pxs

Kyle O’Sullivan – Vegan rap – www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xy9pmk3Iw4

Now is the Time (feat. Earthling Ed) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKj_P19_g5U

The Side of Justice (feat. Chase Avior) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1B8yNdpsWE

 

Videos

Chase Avior – Self-Affirmation for vegans – www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1h9pJFiyqI

Farmer’s son – spoken song – www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYyjel5VuHg

Jaimie G – Animals (Poem) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXTjyRCoKwE

VEGAN 2017 – The Film – www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxVR53xemSs

Melanie Joy – Sustainable Activism – www.youtube.com/watch?v=36XFiTY3SAo

 

Articles

www.plantbasednews.org/post/were-winning-10-signs-that-veganism-is-taking-off

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/01/vegans-are-coming-millennials-health-climate-change-animal-welfare

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/vegans-uk-rise-popularity-plant-based-diets-veganism-figures-survey-compare-the-market-a8286471.html

Self Care

www.vystopia.com

www.dominionmovement.com/self-care

www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/blog/self-care-vegan-activist

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