new website & online shop coming soon!

the roots of compassion collective is working non-stop on a new state-of-the-art website and online shop.
you probably remember we’ve only launched our current one about 1 1/2 years ago, but we’re not really happy with a few features and the current shop software is waaaaay out of date. so we decided to make a new one from scratch and throw in some cool new features.
there is still a bit work to be done, but hopefully we’ll be able to present our new roots of compassion home soon – so stay tuned!


We founded roots of compassion as a way to promote veganism and animal liberation. In 2001 we designed and printed the first badges and t-shirts. Together with yummy homemade chocolate cake and lots of leaflets we held stalls on concerts, protests and other events.

2003 we started our website In the beginning we had articles about veganism and animal rights / liberation, book reviews, interviews with bands, artists and activists as well as news on different topics.
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Austrian 9 free

The controversial pre-trial detention for a group of 9 austrian animal rights activists has been lifted today, following an order of the appelate court in vienna, austria.

Since the end of may the 9 activists (one had been released earlier) have been charged with “Forming a Criminal Organization,” under §278a StGB of the austrian penal code. The Appelate court explained that there is still a danger of commiting further crimes, but the pre-trial detention cannot be upheld if the expected penalties are in no relation to it.

The second reason for detention, danger of suppression of evidence is by law limited to two months, which have long expired.

The first activists have been set free already.



Wir werden in diesem Sommer noch Stände bei einigen Veranstaltungen machen.
Falls wir euch dorthin Schuhe bzw. andere Sachen mitbringen sollen, die wir gewöhnlich nicht mit zu Ständen nehmen oder wenn ihr für eure Gruppe eine größere Bestellung habt, sagt Bescheid.
Hier die Veranstaltungen:

* 25.-27. Juli FLUFF FEST, Pilzen (CZ)


* 07.-10. August ANTISPE KONGRESS Hannover

* 21.-24. August AR2008 INTERNATIONAL GATHERING Jönköping (Schweden)

* 06. September VEGGIE STREET DAY Dortmund

* 07. September LONDON VEGAN FESTIVAL London (UK)

(wird ggf. noch ergänzt)

shop update

back in stock:

  • from dusk till dawn – keith mann (currently on special)
  • multifunctional skimask
  • “antispeziesistische aktion” – patch
  • “rabbit with wrench” – patch
  • “direct action” – patch
  • new items:

  • what we have #4
  • bite back #13
  • “smash patriarchy” – patch
  • “no border no nation” – patch
  • “smash the fur industry” – patch
  • Antifascist Action Worldwide – Antifa Benefit
  • Open the Cages – SHAC7 benefit
  • distopia’s demise – OGPI benefit