Four Types of Revolutionary Activism

Activism

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Below are the four types of revolutionary activism. The animal rights movement needs a diversity of tactics and approaches, and all four of these types of activism are needed. Understanding the differences among them can help you figure out which ones fit best with your life, resources, skill-set, and interests. Definition: action that seeks to change attitudes and behaviours. Outreach motivates … Read More

Self-Care Strategies: 100 Places to Start

Burnout/Mental Health

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Below is a list of 100 self-care strategies. Self-care is not a word that we hear very often in animal rights communities. This seems ironic, given that burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma are so prevalent among animal rights activists. Activist communities tend to prioritize action above self-care; the movement above individual activists; volume of work versus quality. These tendencies … Read More

What to Expect from our Support Lines

Support

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For many, using our support lines may be the first step in reaching out for help and talking about these issues. There is no cookie-cutter experience with our lines; support is tailored to each individual and will vary a lot depending on where you’re at in your activism, what you want to talk about, and what issues you’re experiencing. When … Read More

Why Activists Need Support

Burnout/Mental Health, Support

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Animal activism is hard work. We see videos and pictures of animals being tortured, confined, and exploited. We hear stories of animals whose lives have been marked by pain. We see undercover investigative footage that time and again shows egregious animal cruelty. And often the people in our lives just don’t get it. Our friends and families eat meat in … Read More

Activist Burnout: Understanding, Preventing, and Healing

Burnout/Mental Health

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‘Activist Burnout’ broadly encompasses all personally negative mental, emotional, physical, and behavioural changes caused by one’s activism, that in result hinder the effectiveness of that activist. It is common for activists to suffer from varying degrees of activist burnout, with a variety of symptoms, throughout their lifetime. One of the most important things activists can learn is how to use … Read More