The “help animals now” rhetoric, while seemingly compassionate, has been used for decades to justify single issue campaigns that not only did not help animals then but caused animal advocates to lose the opportunity to gain the foothold of veganism to help animals ever. Animal advocates need to realize that today is the future past. We cannot help animals now except for the few we can adopt/foster, but we can make more vegans which reduces the demand for animal use and actually prevents animals from ***needing*** to be helped in the future.

– Sarah K. Woodcock, 3/6/15