WHAT WE STAND FOROUR ETHICAL IMPERATIVES
COGNITION AND EMOTION
We believe in the importance of understanding the cognitive and emotional lives of individual animals, and their ability to experience empathy, joy, fear, and loss. We believe in the intrinsic uniqueness of each animal.
COMPASSION AND PROTECTION
We acknowledge the suffering of other animals at our hands and the need to take action to cease cruel practices.
We support the protection and conservation of threatened and endangered species, and believe in the basic ecological processes that insure life for all animals.
We recognize the multiple roles animals play in our lives, and their ability to move us beyond the limitations or our humaness to understand our greater place in nature.