Hello! I hope y’all are doing okay. This week has been pure cruise/vibes for me. I have not been doing anything fun or interesting. I have been watching a lot of New York City Apartment tours on YouTube(y’all don’t even want to know why). I have also been listening to a lot of Afrobeat and Gospel music. In all, I am just chilling. Anyway, let’s get to the business of the day, shall we?
So, Wednesday, August 12 was International Youth Day. The United Nations even had a theme for it. The theme was, “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. Let me just say that I absolutely loved this theme because it was just so fitting for the time period we are in and how things are going in the world right now. Moving on, my “mentor/role model” held a Zoom meeting where we talked about some of the global issues that are really popular/talked about in 2020. One of those topics was the Animal Rights Movement.
This topic was very very interesting to me because I had never really thought about the Animal Rights movement. Yeah, I know what it is about, which is protecting the rights of animals against use as experimental objects and many more. There was three of us in the meeting and we all had somewhat similar thoughts about it. For me, I had to have a rethink and actually think deeply about how and why the Animal Rights Movement is important. Please note that I am not disregarding this movement, it’s just that everyone has something that they are passionate about and it might not be the Animal Rights Movement for some people.
Anyway, one of the things we talked about in regard to the Animal Rights Movement is the use of animals as experimental objects. While I get why people are so against animals being used for experiments and all, I am also really confused as to what else would be used for experiments if not animals. I mean, scientists can’t exactly experiment on humans or plants. Well, if there is something else to experiment on other than humans and animals, I think the people advocating for the Animal Rights Movement definitely have a point. If not, then I do not even know what to tell y’all that are against the use of animals as experimental objects.
Another thing we talked about is how extreme and judgmental some animal rights advocates can be. These people need to understand that not everybody would like to be vegan/vegetarian. And it should be okay if someone does not want to be vegan/vegetarian. Some vegans/vegetarians literally curse you out or start an argument with you just because you are not vegan/vegetarian. To be honest, not being vegan/vegetarian is an unreasonable reason to hate on anyone. I actually understand it from the point of view of vegans/vegetarians but at the same time, y’all need to chill. Even if you want someone to become vegan/vegetarian, you don’t need to start judging them wrongly or giving them bad eyes, talk to them calmly and let them understand it from your own point of view. At the end, if they refuse to go vegan/vegetarian, that is okay, just leave them alone. Yeah, that’s all we talked about regarding the Animal Rights movement in the Zoom meeting we had.
Okay, now for me, I do not even know if I would identify as an animal rights advocate. I am in the middle of the argument/on the fence about it. You know what, I actually would love to go vegan/vegetarian. Fun fact, I really tried going vegan early this year but it just did not work out for me. Now, I just eat a lot of vegan products but my entire diet is not vegan. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I would have gained a lot of self control and go vegan fully. Till then I will keep praying about it. Also, another thing that I want to mention is that a lot of people really hate seeing animals being treated badly, brutalized, tortured or abused but most people are just not really into the Animal Rights movement. Bye y’all!
Before I leave y’all, let me just tell you a fun fact about me. I really really LOVE plants:) Okay, bye for real now! I hope y’all have a nice week ahead.
Also, please leave a comment about your thoughts on the Animal Rights movement. Do not be shy or scared, this place is a judgment-free zone!