Giving Animals a Voice

 Members of the Animal Rights Club smile joyfully at the annual Christmas tree lighting in Burlingame.  Photo courtesy of: Kaili Shan

Members of the Animal Rights Club smile joyfully at the annual Christmas tree lighting in Burlingame.

Photo courtesy of: Kaili Shan

When junior Sofia Guerra decided to start the Animal Rights Club and invited Kaili Shan to be the vice president, Shan was ecstatic, as her enthusiasm on the topic is widely known.

“I feel very passionately about animal rights … I don’t think that we, as humans, have the right to exploit animals simply because we have the means to do so,” Shan, vice president of the club, said. More and more individuals are making the decision to become vegetarian or vegan today, particularly due to the fact that information regarding animal rights is reaching a greater number of people. According to Shan, “the main objective of our club is to spread awareness and compassion by leading by example … our focus is primarily farm animals. We are partnering with Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates animals from slaughterhouses.”

Clearly, the club is in good hands with incredibly determined leaders. The Animal Rights Club meets at lunch on Wednesdays in Shane Karshan’s room, A102.

Posted on December 16, 2016 .