A humble welcome

By Nick Cooney

March 20, 2012 

Okay, so we’re not really breaking new ground by saying that it would be a good thing to make our communities more compassionate towards animals. And this certainly isn’t the first time that an animal protection organization has helped people who care about farm animals (that’s you!) get active. And as a matter of fact, we didn’t invent a single one of the veg advocacy or veg community building programs we’re promoting on this site.

But that really gets to the heart of what Compassionate Communities is all about. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. What we are doing, though, is creating a one-stop shop where anyone who wants to help farm animals can come to learn what to do, learn how to do it, get the support they need to get started, and continue to sharpen their advocacy skills over time. We think that’s pretty cool, and we hope that in the coming years Compassionate Communities will help grassroots animal advocates become increasingly effective in their work.

It doesn’t matter to us where you live, or how you got to this site. It doesn’t matter to us if you’re part of an animal protection group, or if you’re just an individual who wants to help end the terrible cruelty done to farm animals. We just want to help you do the absolutely most effective things you can do to help farm animals.

Why do we consider these programs to be the most effective forms of veg advocacy and veg community building? Because hour for hour, and dollar for dollar, the veg advocacy programs promoted here have been shown to be the most effective forms of outreach that any individual advocate (like you!) can easily do.

We hope that you’ll get active with one of these programs! If you just watch, read, and take action on your own, great. But we hope you’ll sign up with Compassionate Communities so that we can provide you physical resources and guidance, keep you updated with unique blog content on how to be a better advocate for animals, and share your achievements and experiences with the rest of the community.

That’s it for now. Feel free to email us at activist@farmsanctuary.org if you have any questions. You can also join us right now by clicking the “Sign Up” box above. We can’t wait to work with you to make your community a more compassionate one!

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