In their passionate and powerful essay, Astra Taylor and Sunaura Taylor call for socialist feminist solidarity with nonhumans and explain that we need much more than vegan products to consume — “we need a paradigm shift.”

While the trauma inflicted on people and animals by these industries isn’t the same, it is interconnected. We are all caught in the same racist, sexist, colonial, and ecologically catastrophic capitalist system.

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