A moral compass is an internalized set of values and objectives that guide a person with regard to ethical behavior and decision-making.
Veganism is a philosophical outlook that outlines a compassionately moral way of life. Being vegan requires that we examine current and commonly held beliefs and discard those that we realize are flawed, such as thinking it is acceptable to exploit animals for our own purposes.
Compassion and empathy for others, including animals, are traits that we can work to further develop, which benefit others as well as ourselves.
It is right to care about animals, and to refrain as much as possible from harming them, even if we have been indoctrinated to believe they are here for us to use.
Finding our "true north" with regard to our treatment of animals, ourselves, and our planet means realizing that being vegan is a fundamental moral baseline.
Living a moral life and evolving as caring, ethical individuals are deeply worthy goals for everyone.