People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals
Animal Liberation Front
Found in decadent wealthy societies where most people have more food than they need and anthropomorphize their overfed pets.
Irrelevant in developing nations or to people who have real life problems to worry about.
The press often confuses animal activists with animal extremists.
Animal activists live their lives in an animal-friendly way and use only conventional means to promote the animal cause. These include:
Not eating animal products
Avoiding products tested on animals
Avoiding products made with leather or fur
Living in an animal friendly way
Avoiding products that harm the environment
Learning about animal issues
Teaching others about animal issues
Avoiding zoos and circuses
Investing only in companies with animal-friendly policies
Lobbying for pro-animal legislation
Campaigning about animal issues
Telling other people about animal issues
Writing books and articles about animal issues
Usually hits a nerve with people who aren't animal rights activists & makes them feel uncomfortable & so they slander the movement often without being informed, instead basing their opinions on stereotypes.
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
Often found on any form of media that allows them to voice themselves no matter how ignorant, hateful or repulsive the remarks they make.
Most often they are young, white teens in well off enough backgrounds that they never had to experience a lack of necessities, thus they are often very opinionated, will blindly support anyone they feel is serving the cause and will not research beyond what they feel is right (ie when they free animals sheltered in society and leave them to die trying to survive on their own).
The more extreme of the line tend to value animal life over human, unless it's themselves, and will stoop to any level to continue their "moral" crusade. There is no compromising with them, they feel they know more than everyone else, will often tout their veganism as their evidence they know more, and will shout down or coerce others through violence (See Sea Shepherd).
the only way to deal with them is to ignore them and within a short period tend to grow tired and leave as their moral crusade tends to come and go in surges much like fads.
Opinionated animal rights activist; "You should free them, fish can't live in tanks like slaves, they live better and longer in the wild"
Extremist animal rights activist; "RAM THEM!"