The bottom line with animal rights issues is if you don't get it, if you don't feel it intuitively, then animal rights will never be your "issue".
I have encountered strong arguments in favor of preserving the environment and reducing cruelty to animals, some of the most compelling dealing with pure self preservatuion, economics and logic. But ultimately it is about issues of empathy, morality, balance, an aesthetic of peace, and a rage to correct the injustices that permeate every facet of life.
Around the time I made my my eco-horror flick No Telling, when I was involved most deeply in these issues, I also mounted a street postering campaign using a series of high con images and quippy tag lines. I was flattered enough when art celebs McDermott & McGough ripped off one design with a 15 foot square painting they were selling for $10,000 at the Tony Shafrazi gallery in SoHo.
Though I had street-postered propaganda and publicity since 1985, it wasn't until 1998 that I was busted for it.
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