I ascribe to the code of ethics for interspecies communicators formulated by Penelope Smith in 1990
Our motivation is compassion for
all beings and a desire to help all species understand each other
better, particularly to help restore the lost human ability to freely
and directly communicate with other species.
We honor those that come to us
for help, not judging, condemning, or invalidating them for their
mistakes or misunderstanding but honoring their desire for change
We know that to keep this work
as pure and harmonious as possible requires that we continually grow
spiritually. We realize that telepathic communication can be clouded
or overlaid by our own unfulfilled emotions, critical judgments, or
lack of love for self and others. We walk in humility, willing to
recognize and clear up our own errors in understanding others’
communication (human and non-human alike).
We cultivate knowledge and understanding
of the dynamics of human, non-human, and interspecies behavior and
relationships, to increase the good results of our work. We get whatever
education and/or personal help we need to do our work effectively,
with compassion, respect, joy, and harmony.
We seek to draw out the best in
everyone and increase understanding toward mutual resolution of problems.
We go only where we are asked to help, so that others are receptive
and we truly can help. We respect the feelings and ideas of others
and work for interspecies understanding, not pitting one side against
another but walking with compassion for all. We acknowledge the things
that we cannot change and continue where our work can be most effective.
We respect the privacy of people
and animal companions we work with, and honor their desire for confidentiality.
While doing our best to help, we
allow others their own dignity and help them to help their animal
companions. We cultivate understanding and ability in others, rather
than dependence on our ability. We offer people ways to be involved
in understanding and growth with their fellow beings of other species.
We acknowledge our limitations,
seeking help from other professionals as needed. It is not our job
to name and treat diseases, and we refer people to veterinarians for
diagnosis of physical illness. We may relay animals’ ideas,
feelings, pains, symptoms, as they describe them or as we feel or
perceive them, and this may be helpful to veterinary health professionals.
We may also assist through handling of stresses, counselling, and
other gentle healing methods. We let clients decide for themselves
how to work with healing their animal companions’ distress,
disease, or injury, given all the information available.
The goal of any consultation, lecture,
workshop, or interspecies experience is more communication, balance,
compassion, understanding, and communion among all beings. We follow
our heart, honoring the spirit and life of all beings as One.