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    The basis for peace is respecting all creatures. We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them -- exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food.

Cesar Chavez, American Civil Rights Activist

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Path of conscience

A conscious commitment to align one's life and day-to-day actions with one's conscience, combined with a willingness to make the significant sacrifices required to be faithful to one's principles in the face of our world's complexities. Study of the lives of moral leaders shows that aligning one's life with one's values, and the work of helping create a more just society, require life-long effort as well as a willingness to remain open-minded to the potential flaws and limitations of one's own values and beliefs, while at the same time pursuing them with integrity, courage and commitment. Remarkable insights, inspired action, failure and disillusionment, periods of withdrawal and reflection, and the rediscovery of inspiration are common experiences for those walking the path of conscience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Given that we domesticated these animals, doesn’t that give us the right to use them?

What about indigenous people who kill and eat animals, but do so in a way that respects the animal's spirit?

My religious tradition doesn't forbid killing and eating animals, so that makes it okay, doesn’t it?

Conscientious objection
Non-violent social change
Path of conscience
Privilege of domination
Values-based activism


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