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Nonhuman Animal Care is Activism

Beyond Species 19 October 2020 28

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Episode 25. In this episode, we hear from Shakira about the importance of providing nonhuman animal care during and after rescue and liberation. Shakira calls for more work to be done in the vegan community, so that more humans feel empowered to become involved in this aspect of liberation. Nonhuman animal care is itself a form of activism. Shakira also explains some of the issues that contribute to the oppression of nonhumans kept as companion animals, particularly dogs designated by law as “dangerous”. It’s vital that anti-speciesist activists and vegans increase their knowledge of nonhuman animal behaviours and individual needs, as well as be mindful of their language and actions so that they don’t play into the hands of the oppressors. 




A podcast exploring issues around speciesism and the struggle to dismantle it. Hosted by Tofu Steve, this Scottish-based podcast features guests from around the world. Various topics arising from speciesism, veganism and activism are discussed.


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