Will Potter of Green Is The New Red fame gave this presentation at the University of Washington Law School. He discusses the legal issues facing activists and attorneys.
He makes several excellent points. Two worth highlighting here:
1. We mustn’t divide our own movement. The government is targeting ALL animal rights and animal welfare activists, even infiltrating vegan potlucks. They don’t distinguish between lawful, peaceful activism and unlawful activism. We can debate, sure, but we shouldn’t alienate people within our movement who work for common goals.
2. We should reach out to other types of activism, such as anti-racism, feminism, and other movements of social change because just as animal rights activists are being targeted, so too will other activists be targeted later until there are none.