NARN holds these values as the core of operating as an organization:
Compassion and Respect
We contend that no individual can be denied their inherent rights, regardless of species, race, class, gender, or sexual orientation. All deserve compassion and respect, and we reject any actions that denies or exploits both human and non-human beings.
As an organization that values respect and compassion for all, we strive to make all of our events safe and inclusive spaces for all participants.
Please see our Equity Statement here
Please see our Anti-Discrimination policy here.
Please see our anti-racism statement here.
As animal rights contends that *all* sentient beings, human and nonhuman, are deserving of respect and consideration, we operate with non-violence as a guiding principle and as a strategy for positive change.
We hold that education is a key component for positive change. Through outreach, education and open dialog, we aim to have the greater community question and examine the relationship between human and nonhuman animals, to provide the tools and resources for the community to consider the benefits of a vegan lifestyle as a living practice of animal rights, to recommend the rejection of products, companies and organizations that abuse and exploit non-human animals, and to emphasis the importance of recognizing the freedom and justice due to non-human animals.
Through our education and service, we work within our local, regional and global community to make a positive impact. We work with other like-minded groups, organizations, companies, and individuals to provide both strength of community and of unified support. Support and service to community is of paramount importance to achieve change at a grassroots level and is one of the greatest contributions any of us can make to this world.
Only through action can we achieve change and confront exploitation. Education, campaigns targeting abuse, volunteering, and support of others are all necessary and is the practice of what NARN advocates.