Animal rights and compassion for animals is an integral part of creating a kinder world for all. We believe that everything is connected. Cruelty and callousness we perpetrate against other beings only comes back to harm us. Although we focus on animal liberation, our ultimate goal is liberation for all beings from any chains seen and unseen that may bind them.
Our goal is to expose institutionalized animal abuses that are woven into our culture. This includes animals used for food, their skins, hair, pelts, and feathers, animals in entertainment, dog and cat breeding for profit while 4 million are euthanized every year, animals used for "science", hunting and other crimes against wildlife, and all others suffering.
We aim to inform and empower individuals about how to make compassionate choices. We illuminate the benefits of a vegan diet for the environment, the animals, and our health. We support people in making the transition to a compassionate lifestyle. (However, we emphasize veganism and abolition of the animal trade, not so-called "humane" animal products.)
Despite all the sadness and suffering, we remain hopeful and we do not judge and blame. We aim to cultivate peace within ourselves. We understand that the majority of our culture is unaware of the suffering of animals and the ethical dilemma. They do not purposely engage in cruelty, they live in a culture that influences them to believe it is okay. We have compassion for all humans.
We know that anger will not benefit our cause, therefore we are passionate, but not angry activists. We seek to understand animal exploitation within the cultural context and learn how to educate and open the hearts of individuals and in so doing --transform society.
Compassionate consumerism alone will not change the current state of the world, therefore we encourage others to see the importance of community outreach, education, and activism.
We aim to train others to become leaders in animal rights and to plant seeds of compassion, love, and hope for the earth, for the animals, and for the people wherever they go.
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