The organizations Defense of Animals’ Interfaith Vegan Coalition, Charter for Compassion and Climate Healers are releasing a series of daily videos through April 21 to promote vegan diets and a greater level of compassion for animals.
The campaign will broadcast videos featuring music, speakers and animation that showcase the benefits of eating a plant-based diet, and our connection to animals. Included in the videos are prayers for animals, songs about animals and stories from animal rescues, along with resources to support plant-based eating and vegan lifestyle choices.
The campaign, organizers say, will help people “expand their compassion” for animals beyond those who are pets and companions, to include all animals by examining our diets and exploring ways to avoid harming other animals.
“Albert Schweitzer eloquently expresses why this topic deserves our time and urgent attention: ‘Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace,’” said Susan Soleil, spokesperson for Charter for Compassion.
“Thus, the Charter is focusing on compassion for all animals, both for them and for ourselves,” Soleil said.
“We will share this message of compassion for all animals and for the Earth far and wide. We hope many people will join our celebrations to connect the dots between the compassion in their hearts and compassion on their plates,” said Lisa Levinson, co-founder of the Interfaith Vegan Coalition and campaign director for In Defense of Animals.
Added Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder and executive director of Climate Healers, “[The campaign] is a clear sign that the vegan movement, the fastest-growing social justice movement in the world, is now sweeping through our mainstream culture.”
In an effort to address these issues, the Compassion for All Animals Campaign partners are among many individuals and organizations urging world leaders to adopt the Plant Based Treaty as a companion to the Paris Agreement to stop animal agriculture from causing further devastation.