One of the articles that really struck a chord with me and inspired me to move toward veganism was by Tracey Glover, a lawyer-turned-animal-rights-activist. It was about why she chooses to help animals when there is so much suffering in the world. In fact, it was her article, which I shared with my boyfriend nearly a year ago that compelled him to become vegetarian overnight. This was back in June of last year, before we both became vegan in November.
About Animal Rights Activist, Tracey Glover
Tracey is the Co-Founder and Director of ARC - Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings. It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about how our actions affect other species and the planet, and to provide resources to help us live more compassionately and responsibly.
When Tracey was in law school, she worked with refugees, domestic violence victims, and as a humane rescue and cruelty officer with the Humane Society of Huron Valley. She has been vegan for 10 years, and in the last couple of years, she has dedicated her life to helping farm animals. Even with all the human suffering in the world, she recognizes that animal suffering is unparalleled in terms of their numbers and the degree of torture they endure … but more importantly, because there are so few people working to help them.
About "The End of Suffering" Film
“The End of Suffering” is a documentary that Tracey is trying to put together using funds she hopes to raise through Indiegogo. This film delivers the “message of universal compassion and the truth of our interconnection with all other beings with whom we share this planet.”
Here is what Tracey says about the film and why the world so badly needs to see it:
“I’ve realized in the last few years that all of these problems [animal cruelty, refugees, domestic violence] and others including racism, and other forms of discrimination, and the environmental crisis that we’re in right now—that they really all share common roots. And if we could strike at the roots, we could actually help all of these beings. We wouldn’t have to choose one or the other. …those common roots are our fundamental disconnection from our own highest nature—our own nature of compassion and kindness and basic goodness, as well as a disconnection from and exploitation of other beings in the natural world. …if we can understand these roots, we can begin to make changes that will alleviate the suffering of countless beings and help create a compassionate and sustainable world for all of us.”
In short, Tracey says, “This is a film about suffering and the end of suffering.”
You can help get this documentary started by either donating to or sharing the campaign on Indiegogo. So far, Tracey still needs to raise more than $16,000 in 14 days. Every bit of help truly counts. If you don’t have the financial means to donate, please share this campaign with all your social networks and help it spread like wildfire! The world needs to see this film!