Wayne reflects on the power of ordinary people to change the world for animals
Wayne, so so sorry of the indignities you must endure. Always thinking about you, sending strength and love.....I continue to be inspired by your writings.
Good read, thank you!
I teach psych at a community college; one exercise in critical thinking is to debate use of animals in labs.This article is very helpful and reinforcing!
So true. This is why a long time ago when Oprah had The Mad Cowboy (Howard Lyman) on her show, initially she had a reaction when former cattle rancher Lyman said we have mad cow disease here often, she said “I’ve just been stopped cold from ever eating another hamburger” but after the dairy and cattle industry drug them both through the courts for five years for libel, and even though they were finally vindicated, Oprah distanced herself from the movement.
You are our hope, strength and confidence, Wayne
You are a beautiful human being Wayne, thank you for all that you do!
My heart and prayers are with you during this time.
You are a true inspiration!
From my limited perspective, I have seen more long-lasting change and introspective querying by (making) and sharing one good meal after another for people I already have some connection with than I have in trying to have honest conversations.
And most of these friends do know (and socially reinforce) each other.
And they share with their friends and family, and so on...
Thank you for this.
Your courage is amazing....
Very interesting 🙏
Hmmm. Something tells me we are soon to see a mass vegan hunger strike at the prison where Wayne is hanging out. Wayne's world. Mass hunger strike or not, I can imagine all the fertile seeds (soya bean) being planted!
Fascinating! You write with such clarity, I love to read whatever you write. Thanks as always.
Ex Animal Rights prisoners in the UK regularly get involved, leaflet, hold stalls, arrange talks in their local communities
I have reached out to Oprah on many occasions and sadly, she has not elevated surprisingly. As well as Jane Fonda . Her platform regarding environmental issues is huge and I have tweeted to her asking, "why not one word on the issue of one of the biggest culprits to pollution, animal AG animal factories and slaughterhouses.". ??
Incredibly insightful. Comparable to the phenomenon of religious segregation and wars. So many people proclaiming to honor one God. Yet there is no more divisive power than that contained in religious doctrine. While frenzied to win the approval of a God, humans destroy other humans, animals and the planet.
The idea that we are connected because we have the same vision - animal liberation- is powerful.
A bit of a click bait title; for me to put it at less then ~75:1, I'd need to know more about her reach and what exactly qualifies as conversion - rights advocate? Or just sympathetic?
But I'll also add (without citing anything to back it up) that vulnerable people can be more receptive to new communities. If you consider the way culty religious groups like jehovahs witnesses and other more obscure groups do recruiting, they aim for those down on their luck. Animal rights advocacy is a community with a shared purpose, even if it doesn't have the "thickness" of bonds of religion, there's something there to rally to.