Why I’m An Animal Rights Activist When There Is So Much Human Suffering In The World

Exposing the Big Game



by Tracey Narayani Glover

Before I was an animal rights activist, I was a budding human rights activist. While in law school, I helped victims of domestic violence obtain personal protection orders. I studied human rights and refugee law, participated in an asylum clinic, spent all my summer legal internships working with refugee organizations and focused primarily on helping women who were victims of gender-based persecution and violence such as honor crimes, forced genital mutilation, sex-trafficking, and rape.

My first client let me touch the shrapnel that was embedded under the skin in her knee after the Taliban had bombed her village in Afghanistan and killed most of her family. I also represented men when they were in need, like the gentle Congolese man who had been tortured, and had the marks on his body to prove it, because of dubious ties to the wrong political party.

Refugees and…

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One thought on “Why I’m An Animal Rights Activist When There Is So Much Human Suffering In The World

  1. The weakest need the most help, and that’s the non-humans who are abused even by those who have been abused themselves so should know better. The majority of the human population doesn’t even recognise that we SHOULD treat non-humans well so, yes, they are the most in need of protection.

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