We return love for hate, and believe that ending violence and oppression must be done with compassion and kindness for all. We engage in nonviolent communication as a unique and powerful process for inspiring compassionate connection and action.
All groups affiliated with Animal Save Movement embrace our core values:
01 - All non-human animals should have moral consideration and be considered "persons" not "property".
02 - It is everyone’s moral duty to bear witness, come close and try to help when animals are suffering and facing exploitation.
03 - We use a love-based, non-judgmental community organizing approach to activism where the means are as important as the ends.
04 - We encourage expanding team leadership to grow our movement, which is democratic with a horizontal structure supported by a core team of experts at the global level.
05 - We engage in ongoing mass training to increase our knowledge as activists and gain new tools to become effective organizers.
06 - We are building a diverse, equitable and inclusive movement where we oppose all forms of discrimination and oppression. We take an intersectional stance and build coalitions with environmental, anti-racist, and other social justice groups. Refer to Diversity and Inclusion Guidelines.
07 - We are creating a safe environment where activists pay attention to self-care and take care of each other.
08 - We believe in animal equality and the interconnectedness of life. As Tolstoy says, “all life is one, and that when men wish to harm others, they really do harm to themselves.”
See This is an Uprising.