Campaigning Methods for Animal Rights
Each of us has the right to face the powers that
be and campaign to bring about change we think is necessary in
society. One half of the key to successful campaigning is knowing
what you want to achieve. But the other half of the key is knowing
how to campaign, which is what this chapter is about. Whether you
are acting in a group or alone this chapter offers you background
and some of the essential techniques for campaigning.
Animal rights campaign tactics are no different from their civil
rights counterparts in this and past centuries. To make their
demands heard activists employ techniques like picketing, lobbying,
demonstrating, and so on, although campaigners today also have some
novel tools like email and the Web.
Do not stop at the end of this chapter when finding out how best to
campaign for your cause. Let this chapter sharpen your appetite to
inquire further. You can find out a lot more from fellow activists,
from books and the Web. Seasoned campaigners say there are tried and
tested techniques for campaigning based on the experience of many
good activists - but they also say there is no infallible guarantee
of results! Get stuck in and good luck!