“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., who, because of his non-violent activism, played a crucial role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His peaceful stances and engaging speeches left a mark on this world forever, and by breaking the silence he was able to have a dream and help make it come true.
Here at Animal Culture we have a dream of our own.
We dream that animals and humans will be able to live in peace with one another, and that humans will start treating nature and its inhabitants as equals.
We dream that we see no more news articles of animals being beaten, tortured, and abused. Instead, we dream of seeing more of this:
We dream that one day the rights and welfare of animals will be a priority on everyone’s agenda.
We strive to speak up about animal abuse and educate the public about animal rights, and we try to live by the words of MLK, Jr: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
We will not be silent, and we hope you will speak up as well.