Compassionate Bay is a grassroots group of volunteers dedicated to seeing political change in the Bay Area in favor of animal rights. Last year, we successfully passed the Fur Ban in San Francisco. Our current campaign for the first half of 2019 is to create a grassroots movement of activists across California in order to pass AB-44, which will be the nation’s first statewide fur ban. In the latter half of the year, we will focus our efforts again on Right to Know, a groundbreaking consumer transparency law that would require grocery stores and restaurants to make important facts available to the public about the animal products they are selling. The following are affiliated organizations:

Direct Action Everywhere

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is an international grassroots network of animal rights activists founded in 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area. DxE activists use nonviolent direct action tactics to further their cause, such as open rescue of animals from farms and other facilities, disruptive protests, and community building. Their intent is to build a movement that can eventually shift culture and change social and political institutions. DxE activists work for total animal liberation and the creation of a Constitutional Amendment granting nonhuman animals legal personhood. 


The Save Movement

The Save Movement is comprised of groups around the world that hold regular vigils to bear witness of pigs, cows, chickens and other animals sent for slaughter. Our goals are to raise awareness, to help people become vegan, to create activists, and to build a grassroots animal justice movement. 

The Save Movement started in December 2010 with the inception of Toronto Pig Save. Today there are over 250 groups in more than 30 countries on 6 continents. We believe that everyone has a duty to bear witness. Our aim is to bear witness of every animal at every slaughterhouse until all are free. 

We use a love-based community organizing approach inspired by Tolstoy and Gandhi. We encourage you to bear witness of animals sent to slaughter in your own community. Find out if there is a Save group near you or consider starting a Save group. We’ll help you with tips, resources, and support or email us at savemovementinfo@gmail.com to get started!

In Defense of Animals

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 supporters and a 30-year history of fighting for animals, people, and the environment through education, campaigns and hands-on rescue facilities in India, Africa, and rural Mississippi.

Our mission: to defend animals, humans and the environment from abuses and exploitation, and to foster peace between all life. We educate and expose animal abuse as a root cause, symptom, and early predictor of wider societal violence. We advocate change in laws, human behavior, and enlightenment in the need to protect lives, advance rights, improve welfare, and steward environmental protection. We care for and rehabilitate lost, orphaned, abandoned, and abused animals inside three main sanctuaries.