Advocating for the ‘other’: social factors contributing to allyship-based activism, focusing on social justice and animal rights activism

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Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez


Though much has been studied and written about human rights activism and animal rights activism separately, there is a need for research synthesizing the two. Studies done so far focus on the application of core values into various forms of activism. Both animal and human rights activism share core values of allying for the ‘other’ and advocating for rights for all. My study builds upon prior research to begin to answer the question of what leads people to allyship-based activism.


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