All forms of oppression are linked, because all have the same origin: the wrong views of separation and supremacy. When we view our ‘selves’ as separate from others, and believe our interests to be more important or privileged, we are capable of any and all atrocities, be they directed at other humans or non-humans.
That is why –with all due respect for their dedicated activists– discrete movements for the emancipation of this or that group, human or non-human, while they may alleviate some suffering, can never address the fundamental root of oppression.
As long as we do not eradicate the wrong view of a separate self, and its corollary of supremacy, we will invent and recreate ever new and more atrocious modalities of domination and subjugation. Nothing less than a spiritual revolution can stop this vicious cycle.
With humility, but also with courage, we must reclaim the revolutionary quality of the Buddha Dharma. Only the Right Views of No Self and Interdependence can eradicate the tendency to dominate and oppress.