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Who We Are
Compassion is Our Compass to the Ultimate Destination for non-human and human animals to be free from exploitation, speciesism, and suffering.

Our Compass is a Non-Violent Group for Advancing and Aspiring Vegans. We espouse the Abolition of Speciesism and Protection of the Earth. Anyone who Embraces these ideals along with Veganism, and who also Rejects Homophobia, Racism, Patriarchy, and Sexism is invited to participate.

Our Compass will publish alerts, articles, essays, and information – including letters and petitions.

Please feel free to let us know if you have suggestions, comments, or questions, or if you would like an alert or essay published: ourcompass@yahoo.com or via our Contact Us form.

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We  have EARTHLINGS in its complete, full-version form. Please click HERE to view with or without captions.  Also included is Global Warming: Meat the Truth in the same section.

Free Vegan Guides and PDF Files
We have added a VEGAN GUIDES section, which includes full-length, free guides to veganism, shopping, nutrition, cruelty-free products, etc. These are collected from various sources and are given openly for use; we hope you take advantage of the online versions due to environmental purposes, but should you need a hard copy, you will find associated links to request such. Please also note that throughout the site are icons that lead to various sites for these options as well.

Many other sections also include PDF resources illustrating a variety of important issues and providing information, facts, and advice.  These are all available for sharing, copying, taking.

On the right sidebar is an Our Compass Files Box with PDF files as a central sharing option; you may download these to your computer as well.

If you have PDF files that would be relevant, please let us know, we are very happy to provide them in completion online (such as those listed in the Vegan Guides section) or as part of our central PDF file distribution area.

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We share feeds to numerous blogs, which can be found beginning in the middle portion of the right side-bar. If you have a blog you would like included and it matches our beliefs and goals, please let us know, we’d love to share it.

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The blog automatically includes an author and date tag directly under the title, but even though it may indicate “by Stacey” or “by ourcompassadmin” under the title, that does not mean that I authored the essay or article, only that I posted it; please always take notice of the bold By First Last, or bold SOURCE for the author. The ones I actually author will be in bold as well.

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We have added new WordPress Share button options so you may see two share options on posts published prior to August 26 (WordPress automatically adds them to ALL posts/pages & the old sharing button is already included on the ones prior to 8/26).

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. Rico permalink
    June 30, 2010 10:07 am

    send me Alerts !

  2. July 1, 2010 10:37 am

    Wonderful!! We can’t have enough of this…until all cages are empty and all live free from exploitation and harm.

  3. Katherine McGill permalink
    July 19, 2010 8:16 am

    Hello

    I would like to bring yet another issue to your tables, so to speak. I am one of the Directors for a new group, National Urban Wildlife Coalition (NUWC). Our mission is to unite all wildlife enthusiasts and animal groups to combat what we have been helpless observers of.

    Our wildlife management system is broken and corrupt. It has evolved into a hunting business, with states competing against each other for federal tax payer funds ENTIRELY hinged on selling more hunting licenses, recruiting our kids to hunt, and arranging hunting seasons to ensure a bumper crop of game animals each year.

    Meanwhile, our society still thinks “we need hunting to save animals from starving to death”. We believe the maligning of animals to be nothing more than “disease ridden nuisances” – so that we will look away from these animals being trapped and used as live bait to train dogs to shred them alive.

    Our government agencies (with ranchers deep in their pockets) kill hundreds of thousands of animals all year long in the name of crop protection. Their “predator management program” is against the very core of natural wildlife management.

    Until the Pittman-Robertson Wildnerness Act (the gun tax program) is repealed, this will never change. Our wildlife will continue to be exploited, non-sporting enthusiasts will be ignored as “radical anti’s”, and citizens who deserve some of the $300+ million gun tax will be ignored as well. Hunters are 4% of our population. This monopolized management must change.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-41663-Urban-Wildlife-Examiner~y2010m7d14-Wildlife-Conservation-has-an-agenda–our-taxes-ensure-unsound-management

    In a few weeks NUWC site will go live at USwildlife.us There is now a Facebook page for the group.

    We will pursue this goal with all we have, we intend to lobby and seek production of a documentary and/or TV commercials – we will not give up. But we need awareness. I hope you will help in any way you can.

    Thank you.

    Katherine McGill
    561-262-8100

  4. September 22, 2010 8:11 pm

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  5. October 8, 2010 9:57 pm

    Thanks for creating this blog. We need blogs like this a lot.

    I have received your email and I am working on my “new job”!
    I will keep in touch!
    :D

    • October 8, 2010 10:55 pm

      You are amazingly brilliant! Thank you so much, I know you must be incredibly busy, whenever you have a convenient moment. In the meantime, I’ll stalk your blog and all the cool tricks you have! :)

  6. December 18, 2010 5:52 pm

    “The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes visionary thinking.” – Murray Bookchin

    Keep it up!

  7. Covey permalink
    July 28, 2011 2:49 am

    Who are you?

    • July 28, 2011 9:44 am

      That pretty much explains who we are. Unless you mean names? There are a lot of us, I am Stacey.

  8. Karen Kline permalink
    September 16, 2011 7:04 am

    I would just like to say thank you for all the work you do here keeping he rest of us informed on important issues concerning the welfare of animals…..
    Also adding this is done in an orthodox manner without all the threats, bashing and such….although I do join in those tactics and do not oppose them whatsoever, at the same time I feel this manner of fighting animal cruelty shown here, is as much needed as any other…
    We all need to fight what ever way we can….
    This creates a diversity of armies, therefore hitting “all” targets….
    Thank you & Keep up the great work. !!!

  9. November 13, 2011 10:50 am

    Would it be possible to include our Petition currently on Change.org under your FUR/SKIN section.

    I am the Founder of Protection 4 Animals where we rent land and buildings so we can take in all Animals that, where it appears we are there last chance. My wife and myself are non funded, receive no donations and look after the Animals ourselves.

    With enough support gathered from Social Media such as Compass, Change.org, Our Blog, Twitter and FaceBook our hope that within a year we can register as a charity, raise funds, receive donations and work at this full time and help more Animals. Our Policy is once we take an Anima in, it has a home for life and lives out it’s natural life safe and loved.

    Please support Protection 4 Animals on Change.org by clicking: http://www.change.org/protection_4_animals

    By clicking here: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-raccoon-dogs-being-skinned-alive-in-china-for-fake-ugg-boots-suffering-slow-sickening-horrendous-deaths will take you to me, and if we have not already done so, become friends or send a message.

    In the mean we would be very grateful for your kind support by signing our petition President of China: Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive in China for Fake Ugg Boots it would really be appreciated.

    You can also read more information on the background of this petition Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive for fake Ugg Boots and other articles on our blog http://protection4animals.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/raccoon-dogs-skinned-alive-in-china
    We can now also be found on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protection-4-Animals/209786769090038?sk=wall
      
    You can follow Protection 4 Animals Twitter @P4Animals

    Protection 4 Animals recently started Stop Fur Trade which can be found on twitter @StopFurTrade and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/StopFurTrade-Protection-4-Animals/294957717181999?sk=wall - early days yet! 

    Best wishes and thanks again,

    Mike

    Mícheál Caomhánach
    Protection 4 Animals

  10. May 13, 2013 3:24 pm

    Hi there! I have nominated you for the Shine On Blog Award. Do with it what you will. http://girrlearth.com/2013/05/13/receiving-and-giving-the-shine-on-blog-award/
    -Best,
    Girl for Animal Liberation

  11. July 2, 2013 11:53 am

    Could I stay here forever?
    You are remarkable.
    Am in awe of the work you are doing.
    Thank you from the depths of my heart~

    • July 2, 2013 11:55 am

      Please stay forever! The thought is mutual, thank you for all you do!

  12. July 2, 2013 12:04 pm

    I am only one, wish that I could, be more, do more, but alas there is only me~
    And one is not enough, the animals need a village to protect them~

    • July 2, 2013 12:11 pm

      I know we all wish we could do more, we need a universe! But maybe this story will help:

      A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

      She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

      The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

      “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

      The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. – adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

  13. July 2, 2013 12:33 pm

    OMG, you are so right.
    The next time I feel depressed because nothing seems to be changing, I will remember this story.
    I do know this, 3 short months ago when I began my Blog on Word Press, I felt so alone with a small, completely ignored Blog on Google.
    I was convinced that no one cared about all of the terrible things that were being done to animals globally.
    Now, with a small army of over 400 responsive, caring followers and closing in on 8,000 hits I feel a bit empowered.
    They are out there, I just needed to find them~
    Thank you Stacy.

  14. July 8, 2013 11:25 am

    Congratulations, I have just nominated you for the Inner Peace Award.
    There are no requirements, only that you pass this blessing on to other Bloggers like yourself, who pursue and promote peace~
    For more about this, please come look here:
    http://walkingwiththealligators.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/my-last-award-for-now/

  15. August 23, 2013 5:54 pm

    Hey Stacey! I think you’re one inspirational chica, so I nominated you for The Most Inspirational Blogger Award. I know life is busy, so accept it only if you want to. Even if you don’t accept, you deserve it girlfriend! Here’s the link: http://honkifyourevegan.com/2013/08/23/i-hit-the-jackpot/
    Have a great weekend! Celeste :)

  16. August 25, 2013 8:05 am

    Hello! Congratulations, I have nominated you for the Shine on Award for blogging. Please go to the site listed below. You need to tell some things (about 7) about yourself, and nominate 7 or more bloggers and notify them of the rules and that you have nominated them. Shine On! Let me know if you have questions. http://veganlynx.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/shine-on-award/

  17. September 29, 2013 8:25 am

    Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award.

    More about this nomination is at http://telania.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/awesome-blog-content-award/

  18. October 16, 2013 4:14 pm

    Hi there. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit this link: http://animalmikelane.com/2013/10/16/the-versatile-blogger-award/. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring me with your blog! (Lol, I guess you’re used to this sort of thing.)

    • October 17, 2013 12:20 pm

      Awesome, thank you so much, Michael! (And I never could never get tired of such!) Thanks for your support and for visiting.

  19. December 16, 2013 9:29 am

    I have nominated you for an award. If you do not accept wards – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration for your tireless work and sharing your wonderful posts with us all. ~ Amelia :) http://mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me/2013/12/16/thanks-for-the-nominations/

  20. December 21, 2013 8:59 pm

    Hello,
    It is my honor and privilege to nominate your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award. If you already have the award, please excuse my mistake and accept the nomination as a sincere statement of my appreciation for your excellent work.
    I posted the requirements for the award on my website: http://garryrogers.com. They are in the second post on my home page.
    Garry

    • December 21, 2013 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Garry! I am truly honored, :)

  21. December 21, 2013 9:28 pm

    You certainly deserve the award Stacey.

  22. February 4, 2014 2:34 pm

    Dear Stacey, I have nominated your blog for an award, I would love for you to accept but please don’t feel obliged. Your friend ~ Carina http://telania.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/thanks-for-the-nomination/

    • February 7, 2014 7:58 am

      Thank you so much, that means a lot to me! You are so sweet and I greatly appreciate your support and contributions. All the best to you, Carina! :)

      • February 7, 2014 9:52 am

        Thank you Stacey! I wanted to acknowledge your blog since the topics you write about are dear to me. Have a great weekend!! :D

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