Welcome to CARE (Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Environment)! CARE is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. We serve Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties with education, outreach, and direct campaigning on behalf of the environment and animals (human and non-human). We feel that it is important to make decisions about living based on respect for all beings and the Earth, and we encourage others to join us in adding plant-based foods to their diets. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the animal and environmental issues we address, and we welcome you to join us in our work! CARE holds regular outreach events, dinners and potlucks.
As I sat around the Thanksgiving table
with family and friends,
I knew that the bird had met with a terrible end.
As we went around the table giving thanks,
I read the poem “A Turkey named Hope.”
But what I didn’t do,
which I shall share with you,
was to give thanks to all those
who had made an effort
to acknowledge the presence
of someone different
by bringing vegan dishes and vegan wine,
that everyone said tasted divine.
We need to learn to live with and love
the many varied folks and critters
whose paths cross ours
as we travel through life.
Poem by Lee Ruslander, CARE president (November 2012). Photo source here.