Compassion for Animals

About Us

Our Mission Statement:

Compassion for Animals works to reduce human-caused harm to animals, primarily through educating people on animal-friendly lifestyles and cultivating empathy and respect for the nonhumans with whom we share the earth.

Our Local Activities:

  • Tabling at local street fairs, expositions, and other venues
  • "Pay Per View" video outreach
  • Vegan bake sales
  • Leafleting
  • Arranging guided tours and volunteer days at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
  • Speaking at schools and clubs
  • Protesting animal circuses
  • "Eat, meet, and greet" events with vegan authors
  • Picnics and social get-togethers

Our Programs that have Gone National or Global:

  • The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale was voted “Veg Event of the Year” by VegNews Magazine. It has participation on six continents, has raised $250,000 for a diversity of charities, and has been covered by and many other media outlets.
  • Pay Per View was started in the summer of 2009 as a way to induce people at events at which we table to watch disturbing but possibly life-altering footage of factory farms, hatcheries, and slaughterhouses. It is now a funded activity at and an advocacy component of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), Mercy For Animals, and many other organizations.

How to Help:

You can donate by clicking the on "Donate" button at the top right of the page, or by mailing a check to Compassion for Animals, P.O. Box 1314, Annandale, VA 22003.

Many of our activities are dependent on volunteers. The best way to stay abreast of volunteer opportunities is to get on our email list, by filling out the mini-form on the home page or sending a request to You can also find out what we're up to by following us on Facebook.

Of course, the best way to help animals is to go vegan. There are many resources online and in hardcopy to help you with this transition. But if we can help, please don't hestitate to get in touch with us. You can multiply the positive effect of being vegan by spreading the word, through outreach events as well as through talking to people, sharing delicious vegan food, making product requests at stores and restaurants, etc.

Compassion for Animals is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit charitable organization.

More to come...

Contact Compassion for Animals!
Thumbnail photo credits –
(where applicable)
Coyote: Jim Robertson;  Turkey: Debora Durant;  Rabbit: Friends of Rabbits;  Chimpanzees: Save the Chimps;  Dog: Dogs Deserve Better
Logo: Red Robin Design