I know a lot of people don't understand a passion for animal advocacy/rights/welfare.  They think time shouldn't be wasted on animal issues when there are human issues to be solved.  Well, the way I look at it there are already over six billion voices willing to speak up about human issues, a few of those won't be missed.  But why should we refocus time and resources on animal issues?

To me it is simple, all I have to do is look an animal in the eyes and I make an instant connection.  I know their life is as intrinsically valuable as any persons, thus deserving of time and resources.  Even without meeting an animal, I know this, but I understand this is not true for everyone.  Many still see animals as a resource, as property.  That has to change.  Until that changes the animal rights movement will struggle.