This is so right on, Tamara. Like the Mahayana Buddhists say, we must work for the liberation of all sentient beings. In the context of your post, all social/political/spiritual liberation movements are connected in the same great work of liberating all people and animals. Activists in all these movements have far more in common with each other than we have with the oppressors of humanity.
Also, for those who say:
“Why do you care about animal rights more than human rights?”
… this article from “Spirit of Change” magazine makes a good case for how the meat industry crushes human rights as well: