“Today, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights there is a greater awareness worldwide of the need for the protection not only of the environment, but also of animals and their rights. Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure and joy. No sentient being wants pain, instead all want happiness. Since we all share these feelings at some basic level, we as rational human beings have an obligation to contribute in whatever way we can to the happiness of other species and try our best to relieve their fears and sufferings”.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tree of Compassion is committed to helping animals as individuals, as communities, as species and in terms of ecosystems. Whether it be rescuing wildlife from natural disasters, or re-homing companion animals from government pounds, or working to help a species on the brink of extinction, Tree of Compassion works to assist those in need, and to support those people who have been caring for animals for years but don’t always get the support they need.