Despite their longing for a better world, people aren’t trying hard enough. If you’re distressed by that, Zoa’s Arks offers a place to share rage, and may nudge a few people to try harder.
Bilal, whose family is tragically affected by a racial hate crime, becomes disillusioned with slow social progress. A college friend muses that humans might expedite change by embracing “some sort of bigger education” that evokes oneness based on science and history. Initially skeptical, Bilal adopts her idea.
He is later touched by an account of a man who aids a wild animal hit by a car. Bilal wonders how the world would be if more people acted with such compassion. He travels globally and is heartbroken by how people mistreat each other and other animals. He sees these oppressions intersect.
Bilal works hard advocating for all lives, but folks remain sluggish to reform. Dismissing his friend’s warnings, he resorts to helping a mysterious individual named Zoa carry out an apocalyptic scheme that expedites change by force. This alters life on Earth and creates unexpected hardships, but delivers an immediate victory to animals and an opportunity for humanity.