Think about this scenario.
We are told by the “leaders” of the animal advocacy movement that we should be involved in all sorts of advocacy: reducetarianism, vegetarianism, animal welfare, animal rights, veganism.
But there’s a catch to this. Vegans should support less-than-vegan campaigning, they say. Vegans can make up their minds what they campaign for (true enough). However, there’s an imbalance here surely?
If the “leaders” want vegans to “do it all,” that’s not a message they can tell to the reducetarians and vegetarians – because they ain’t gonna do VEGAN work.
Who else but vegans will?
Given that there are more reducetarians and vegetarians than vegans, why isn’t it their responsibility to do the less-than-vegan stuff? Everyone believes, including the “professionals” of the movement, that vegan advocacy is worthwhile (although in very prescribed and limited ways) – so why do vegans let themselves be diverted from vegan campaigning when there are greater numbers doing the other stuff already?