Respect and Compassion All beings should be free to live a life safe from harm. We should extend this respect to all living things, not just humans. This means working in a way that protects humans, animals and other than human life. We encourage people to consider how their actions affect the world around them. We encourage discussion and debate around ethical issues. It is important that we give people the opportunity to express their personal beliefs (freedom of speech) even if they are different to our own, or bemix’s, beliefs, providing they do not cause harm to others.