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Our Organization

Vision

An empathic and compassionate world for all.

Mission 

We support initiatives that foster holistic empathy for humans, animals and the environment.

Guiding Principles and Practices

These are the core principles and practices that guide our own work, as well as what we seek in our collaborators.

1

Humans, animals, and the environment are interdependent and interconnected; the well-being of one affects the well-being of the others.

2

Holistic empathy towards humans, animals, and the environment can help ease the suffering experienced in the world.

3

Initiatives that we support must effectively build empathy.

4

Initiatives that we support must do no harm to humans, animals and the environment.

5

Individuals have the power to create social change; everyone should have equitable access to the resources needed to turn ideas into action.

6

Best practices of impactful and sustainable initiatives should be shared and cross-pollinated.

7

Everyone’s contributions of time, talent and/or treasure are valued.

8

Measuring impact, accountability and transparency to our stakeholders is of utmost importance.

9

Our goal is to infuse equity deeply into our culture and practices. Umano promotes fairness and equity while fostering diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

THE KAAVAN PLEDGE

 

I pledge to think critically and with compassion about my relationship with animals 

- I will advance my knowledge about the sentience of animals
- I will research and consider my decisions to use products and support activities that abuse and exploit animals
- I will learn about what happens to animals in industrial farming, laboratories, zoos, circuses, and fashion
- I will abstain from participation in animal exploitation and educate others 

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THE EMPATHY PLEDGE

I believe that Empathy can reduce suffering in the world, therefore I pledge that:

- I will make a conscious effort to enhance my empathetic abilities

- I will be mindful of my ego which can discourage my ability to relate to others

- I will stand and speak up for the well-being of humans, animals, and our planet

- I will align my thoughts, speech, and actions with the core principle of empathy

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