Angela Davis: Feminist, Civil Rights Activist, and Vegan

At the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture held at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, civil rights leader Angela Davis delivered a major speech about social justice issues that plague our society.

Although she’s best known for her human rights activism, Davis is also a committed vegan, discussing the connection between human rights and animal rights in her speech:
[S]entient beings … endure pain and torture as they are transformed into food for profit, food that generates disease in humans whose poverty compels them to rely on McDonald’s and KFC for nourishment.
In a 2012 interview with Grace Lee Boggs she discussed why she decided to go vegan:
Most people don’t think about the fact that they’re eating animals. When they’re eating a steak or eating chicken, most people don’t think about the tremendous suffering that those animals endure simply to become food products to be consumed by human beings.
Watch the full interview here.

Davis joins a long list of social justice leaders who have consciously decided to reject cruel animal products. It’s more important than ever to fight for justice for all, including animals. 

Join the millions of people who have ditched meat, dairy, and eggs to prevent the oppression, abuse, and suffering of billions of farmed animals. 

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