Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Excerpt of the Day: We don't waste time....


From A New World, Piece by Piece:

...Instead of wishing for a different world, we must honestly evaluate the world as it currently is, and then do our very best to reduce as much suffering as possible. We must reach and influence the people who might be willing to go vegan; reach and influence people who might be willing to go vegetarian; reach and influence the people who won’t (now) go veg, but who might stop buying meat from factory farms – and help support all of these people as they continue to evolve as consumers.

Outreach efforts to all of these people are necessary if we are to help a large and diverse society evolve to a new ethical norm. This is why Vegan Outreach produces a range of literature to make everyone and anyone, in any situation, the most effective advocate for animals possible. While we are each able do this outreach in our areas, we support – and certainly don’t waste our limited time opposing – the efforts of large organizations to bring about the abolition of the worst abuses on factory farms. Each step brings the animals’ interests to light, making people consider the otherwise hidden reality behind the meat they eat. There is no other way to go from a carnivorous society, where farmed animals have virtually no protection, to a vegan society where they have near-total protection....