Veganism Crosses Party Lines
The beauty of veganism, which seeks to avoid unnecessary harm to all sentient beings, is that it’s one of the lifestyles that can and is shared by people of all political viewpoints.
I personally know people who are staunch conservatives who are on board with the idea of treating animals with compassion and respect, because having concern for other living beings is not limited by whether someone is Republican, Democrat, Independent or even has no political affiliation at all.
In fact, one of the most powerful books written on behalf of animal advocacy was penned by a man who served as special assistant and senior speechwriter for George W. Bush, worked on the president’s 2000 campaign and has also written for vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney. His name is Matthew Scully and he wrote “Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy”.
Compassion for animals isn’t confined to a certain political leaning, any more than it’s limited to age, gender, race, or religion.
Now more than ever we need unity in the U.S. and the world, and the concern for the ethical treatment of animals can join all people of mercy to work towards a common goal: the end of animal mistreatment and exploitation, thereby lifting our species up to our true role in the world–one of genuine stewardship of the earth and her inhabitants.