Jess Demonte, Animal Care Intern at Animal Place. New York
I came here to become a better advocate for the animals. To feel empowered in the lifestyle I choose to live by. I came here to experience the work it takes to rehabilitate these animals. To get better educated on the industries that subject them to their suffering in the first place.
It's important that people have the opportunity to interact with animals at a sanctuary so they can become better advocates. So they can develop a deeper capacity for compassion and empathy. Coming face to face with the very animals that have suffered from the hands of the industries they've supported- I believe seeing these animals up close will make for a more lasting impression on the choices they make going forward in their lives.
People can make the world a more compassionate place for animals by educating themselves, make more intentional and conscious choices. Live a vegan to whatever percentage or capacity is possible for them.