In my proposal draft, most of the time was spent abstractly discussing and identifying the pros and cons of certain animal rights extremist tactics. I tried to organize each of my paragraphs to directly reflect this by beginning each paragraph discussing the merits of the a particular topic and concluding each with a description of that tactic’s drawbacks. Similarly I created my infographic to highlight this analysis of pros and cons as I believe this discussion can clearly lead the audience to conclude that either extremism was having a positive impact or a negative impact on the rest of the animal rights movement.
Most of the comments I receive on my proposal were on the simplicity of my final argument; does animal rights extremism progress or regress the animal rights movement? In light of the comments and discussion, I feel that in the upcoming RBA I am going to continue my organizational pattern but expand my analysis from just extremism to all animal rights activist tactics. I believe that by broadening this research I will ultimately be able to further nuance my argument and ultimately make suggestions on how the animal rights movement can better organize and strategize to make the most impact on animal welfare in the United States.