Compassionate Living

The Power You Hold

Few people are aware of the far reaching environmental, health, and ethical implications of the lifestyle choices they make every day. It’s hard to believe, but a single hamburger can have a political and environmental impact felt around the world. It is now clear that dwindling water supplies, deforestation, water contamination, world hunger, poverty, soil erosion, chronic disease, the destruction of our rainforests, the taxes that we pay, and the decimation of our oceans are all intimately connected to the animal foods people choose to eat. But don't forget that the positive effect of one person adopting a plant-based diet can also be far-reaching.

Most of us want to have a positive impact on the world around us. But this process can only begin by honestly addressing the ways in which we live our lives and relate to other beings, the products we choose to consume, and the origins of those products. The key to living compassionately is to remember that each decision we make has an effect on those around us, whether we're choosing clothes, toothpaste, lunch, or how to treat our companion animals. Realizing this fact is the first step toward walking more lightly on the planet.

In this section, you will find resources that can help you develop the tools you need to live compassionately. Please take the time to read the information, and pass it on to friends and family.

Thank you for being a real friend to animals.