Caring about animals and caring about humans don’t rule each other out: Anna Morozova (the Baltics)

“Social and political movements which have equality and compassion in focus are important to me. Compassion in the widest meaning of it, be it to fellow Earthlings, or to planet Earth in general, or to other races, genders, alternative lifestyles, what not. I might say a strange thing, but I think that tolerance is not enough. You can tolerate and secretly hate something or someone at the same time. Compassion and empathy go a longer way, in my opinion. Of course, veganism and third-wave feminism are important. Extinction Rebellion is important, even if I am not involved too much. Various kind of environmental actions, be it within Let’s Do It! frames or otherwise. Those promoting human rights and creating opportunities.”

Respecting animals and building positive connotations to different groups of people: Apila Pepita (FI)

“I also think feminists should consider animal rights part of the cause as well. If we are fighting against the oppression of women, should we be fighting for the oppression of other creatures in this world as well that cannot say anything back? Capitalism impacts the environment and animals significantly. Destroying oppressive structures can help animals and the nature as well.”