5 Inspirational Messages for Animal Activists

Caring about animals is really hard. While it’s easy to fall in love with animals, it’s very hard to watch them suffer abuse, neglect and exploitation in our society. Every single day, humans profit off the backs of innocent animals, and it’s a seriously disturbing reality to observe. Oftentimes, I’m ashamed to be part of this species.

But we animal lovers have to snap out of it. These negative emotions only hurt us and hurt the animals we care about it.

40-45% of Animal Activists Stop Their Activism

When we’re emotionally exhausted, we might feel pressure to numb ourselves and not care. We could easily catch a case of compassion fatigue. According to In Defense of Animals, between 40 and 45 percent of animal activists stop their animal activism because of these overwhelming feelings.

Fortunately,more resources are popping up for animal activists. For instance, IDA recently launched a helpline just for animal activists. American and Canadian activists are encouraged to call the helpline “to combat the frustration, anger and feelings of loneliness and depression that often occur when balancing everyday life with the challenging and compassion filled life of an animal activist.”

Activists from the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to reach out to IDA’s hotline via phone at the toll free number: 1 (800) 705-0425 or by e-mail at helpline@idausa.org.Oh, it’s also a free resource!

5 Inspirational Messages for Animal Activists

It’s clear that activists can’t help animals without helping themselves, too. Part of self-care is staying inspired. Here are five inspirational messages dedicated to animal activists:

 

Source: @wwepuk Instagram

Source: @wwepuk Instagram

1. There’s no such thing as a small activist. You’re voice and mission can and do make a difference. And when you feel small and alone, trust that there’s someone out there who believes and thinks like you.

 

Source: EVOLVE! Campaigns Facebook

Source: EVOLVE! Campaigns Facebook

2. Compassion definitely hurts. But the belief that we’re all interconnected can literally save the planet.

 

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

3. Stay soft in this cruel world. That means your humanity is still intact, and that’s a beautiful feeling — don’t waste it! This world desperately needs more healers.

 

Source: @a_vegan_picnic Instagram

Source: @a_vegan_picnic Instagram

4. It makes no sense. Why would anyone consciously condone cruelty to another sentient being? Why can’t society see what you see? But don’t give in or give up. You’ll gain your heart and purpose in helping other beings who can never repay you.

 

Source: Evolve! Campaigns Facebook

Source: Evolve! Campaigns Facebook

5. Trust that injustice can’t last forever. Our world is speciesist now, but that’s slowly changing. Animal rights is a legitimate social justice issue. And, I’m confident that one day we’ll look back and understand how wrong we were. Animal rights activists aren’t crazy — they’re just from the future.

Because animal activists probably don’t hear this enough, I’d like to say: thank you for always fighting for the animals! You’re earth angels and heroes in my book.

What would you like to tell animal activists? Share your inspirational messages in the comments below.

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

thanks

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Sheri D.
Sheri D3 years ago

Thanks so much for the inspiration to keep on fighting against animal cruelty.

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Nikki Davey
Nikki Davey3 years ago

Thanks

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Robin H.
Robin H3 years ago

Not a single day goes by that I do not despair and cry for animals. And yet we must keep fighting. I try to get others to join our mission of compassion, but no one wants to be made aware of the atrocities inflicted on innocent animals. One of my favorite quotes is "Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~A. Shwietzer. Alas, too few people are willing to think of the suffering of animals.

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Gisela Gama
Gisela Gama3 years ago

Thank you very much. I don't think I can stop being an advocate for animals! I agree with JACQUI G. - we are from the future ..

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Tina de Ronde
Tina de Ronde3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.
I'll never stop fighting for animal rights.
I really hope I'll still be here when the world finaly sees that what we're doing is wrong.

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Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik3 years ago

Inspiring:) Thank you for sharing

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Mary B.
Mary B3 years ago

Stop thinking of it as a 'fight'. That sets you up for a win/lose on going battle. Think of your activism as an inspiration to the world to learn to treat all animals better, whether they be 'food' animals, pets or wild animals in their real habitats or zoos or santuaries. Understand that all of Nature with it's vast intelligence is on YOUR side. Exploiters are a dysfuctional lot, mostly caused by poverty. The world is out of ballance in the shareing of resources and that is being addressed daily in many ways. The crueltry will stop because it must.You are suported by the unseen world, and those of us you can see. Do what you can but don't over extend yourself, Nature will help, it is not dumb, and the animals are it's own evolutionaly creation. Bless you all for your big hearts and helping hands.

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