Orange County People for Animals is a Southern California-based 501(c)3 non-profit animal advocacy organization founded in 1988 to help create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet for all living beings.
The OCPA mission is to have their guiding principles present in the fabric of everyday society:
* Every being has the right to live free from exploitation.
* By educating people, OCPA could create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet.
* There are consequences to every individual's actions.
* All life is interconnected.
OCPA's activities included humane education, community speaking, educational seminars, outreach programs and tabling, events promoting awareness of animal rights, and legislation and media contact.
have the power to speak a great language.
between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
nor destroy any beautiful thing, but will strive to save and comfort all gentle life, and guard and perfect all natural beauty upon the earth.
whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.
When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.
it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable.
Orange County People for Animals is a Southern California-based 501(c)3 non-profit animal advocacy organization focused on helping to create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet for all living beings.
OCPA has provided grants to support efforts to help promote plant-based diets, and guide future activists with outreach and technique.
OCPA supported and helped facilitate the participation in various animal-related causes, initiatives, legislation, campaigns, and other events for the animals.
OCPA strived to educate others about many animal issues - and guided them as they learned about what they could do to also help themselves, their families, and their communities.
Whether an at-home "armchair activist" or someone who preferred to get out and about to help animals, OCPA encouraged others to get involved in whatever way worked best for them.
OCPA believed that sometimes the best way for people to feel like they were making a difference was to volunteer for a cause in which they felt passionate about and wanted to see improved.
OCPA encouraged people to adopt a plant-based diet in order to experience optimal health and vitality - and to help end cruelty to farm animals and reduce the negative impacts of factory farming on the planet.
There's nothing like collaborating and communicating with others who are on the same page; OCPA believed that when people came together and worked with other like-minded individuals, one person could make an even bigger difference for the animals.