It is someone that wishes they could stay up all night because there is so much to do to work on the fight for animal rights. But it is someone who can hardly drag themselves out of bed in the morning because they don't know if they have it in them to survive another day knowing what they know. It is never thinking of the cost and the sacrifice that goes into fighting for animal rights while at the same time dealing with the emotional and physicalexhaustion and pain that goes along with a life centered around righting the most egregious wrong our world may ever know.
A vegan warrior is someone who has embarked on a quest that they know will likely consume them, cost them many friends and family members, but knows that to not take on this quest would mean to lose themselves. It isn't a choice someone makes, it is just who they are. Feeling so passionately about speaking for the voiceless animals of the world, feeling overwhelmed with grief and sadness is not a life that one chooses. Vegan warriors are often highly sensitive people who feel things so deeply and violently (in that it causes them physical pain) that they have no choice but to fight the injustices they see in the world being heaped upon animals.
It is not a life we choose. It is not a life we'd wish upon others. But, yet, we'd have it no other way. We may not make it back the same person that started this quest for justice. The wounds, emotional scars and losses may never truly be healed or rectified. But, we will come out the other side victorious. We have justice on our side. We will defeat cruelty and selfishness. And we will never regret the cost.
Feel free to tag the vegan warriors you know in the comments below!