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But, social movements are distinct from interest groups precisely because they champion the ability of collectives to protect their claimsmaking integrity by pressuring institutions and influencing change largely independentt of legitimated means. That is, a group need not work within the system and risk significant compromise to enact change. This is especially relevant for groups who advocate minority positions and face significant ideological or institutionalized barriers. True to this social movement typology, modern abolitionist Nonhuman Animal advocacy efforts have had a contentious relationship with the political system.
To supplement vegan outreach, he implores the need for strengthened legal protection for other animals. 254). A critical mass of vegans is required for sufficient execution of anti-speciesism legislation. Therefore, abolitionist mobilization has traditionally focused on creative vegan outreach (public speaking, tabling, art, food tasting, writing and research, social networking, et cetera). The intention is to foster a veganpositive culture that encourages and facilitates the recruitment of new vegans and challenges the legitimacy of speciesism.
This is not to say that Stallwood’s activist experience is unimportant or irrelevant, only to insist that claimsmaking should be able to stand up to scrutiny. ” In his approach, he suggests he knows what advocacy is effective based on how he feels afterwards. If he feels “good,” if it “feeds into the machinery of common sense,” then it works. Writing for Our Hen House, a popular non-profit advocacy group, Cassandra Greenwald (2013) is similarly wary of holding tactics up to scrutiny. ” While diversity in strategy is important and activists are unique in the strengths and skills they possess (see Chapter 3), perhaps the best activism is really that which is shown to work.