List of vegetarian organizations

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This is a list of vegetarian or vegan organizations. Vegetarian organizations are located in numerous locations and regions around the globe. Their main goal is to promote vegetarianism among the public and to support and link individuals and organizations that practice, promote or endorse vegetarianism.

The biggest vegetarian organization is the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), which acts as a connecting umbrella organization.

Name (English / local (abbreviation)) Founded Region served Notes
American Vegan Society (AVS) 1960  United States
American Vegetarian Association (AVA)[citation needed] 1850  United States The original AVA existed from 1850 to 1861. The current AVA was founded in 1999.
Association végétarienne de France [fr] (AVF) 1994  France
Bulgarian Veg Society[citation needed] 2009  Bulgaria
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) 1999 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in the United States
Dutch Society for Veganism / Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV)[1] 1978[1]  Netherlands Previously known as Veganistenkring and Vereniging Veganisten Organisatie
Earthsave 1988  United States
Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief [nl] (EVA)[2] 2000[2]  Belgium Founded by Tobias Leenaert[2]
European Vegetarian Union (EVU) 1988  Europe Founded in the Netherlands, currently based in Austria
French Vegetarian Society / Sociéte végétarienne de France (FVS) 1882  France Founded in Paris, dissolved in 1921.
Hare Krishna Food for Life 1974 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in India, currently based in Slovenia
Indonesia Vegetarian Society 1998 Indonesia Founded in Jakarta, known as the largest vegetarian organization in Indonesia.
International Vegetarian Union (IVU) 1908 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in Germany, currently based in the UK
Italian Vegetarian Association [it] / Associazione vegetariana italiana (AVI) 1952  Italy
Jewish Veg 1975 Location North America.svg North America Previously known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America
Movement for Compassionate Living (MCL)[citation needed] 1984  United Kingdom Publishes a quarterly journal, New Leaves
North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) 1974 Location North America.svg North America
Peepal Farm 2014  India
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) 1985  United States
ProVeg Germany / ProVeg Deutschland[3] 1892  Germany Founded as Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU), renamed in 2017 when joining ProVeg International[3]
ProVeg Netherlands / ProVeg Nederland[4] 2011  Netherlands Founded as Viva Las Vega's (VLV), renamed in 2018 when joining ProVeg International[5]
ProVeg International[3] 2017 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Based in Berlin, serves as umbrella of all ProVeg organisations.[3]
Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira[citation needed] 2003  Brazil Based in São Paulo, Brazil, coordinates small groups in different brazilian cities and states.
Swissveg[6] 1993[7]   Switzerland Known as Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus until 2014[7]
The Vegan Society 1944 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded and based in the UK
Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) 2000  China
Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) 1945  Canada
Vegan Awareness Foundation 1995  United States Also known as Vegan Action
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland[citation needed] 2009  Ireland
Vegan Outreach 1993  United States
Vegan Prisoners Support Group (VPSG) 1994  United Kingdom
Vegetarian society of Bangladesh[citation needed]  Bangladesh
Vegan World Alliance (VWA)[citation needed] 2019 Apollo17earth white.jpg World
Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich (VGÖ)[8] 1999[8]  Austria Chaired by Felix Hnat
VegeProject Japan [9] 2013  Japan Non-profit in Japan dedicated to creating a society in which vegetarian options are available anywhere, through cooperation with companies, educational institutions, the government, and international organizations.
Vegetarian Society 1847  United Kingdom
Vegetarian Society (Singapore) (VSS) 1999  Singapore
Viva! Health 1994  United Kingdom
World Esperantist Vegetarian Association / Tutmonda Esperantista Vegetarana Asocio (TEVA) 1908 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in Germany
World Vegan Organisation (WVO) 2018 World The ‘World Vegan Organization’(WVO) officially declared on 1 January 2018. WVO was established with the aim of being a forum for communication and cooperation among vegan organizations in the world.
ANCHAYVN: The Vegetarian Society of Vietnam[citation needed] 2018  Vietnam
Asociaţia Veganilor din România 2016 Romania

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  1. ^ a b Rob Biersma (4 May 1996). "Vlees als snoepje". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "'Veganisten moeten wat minder streng worden'". De Standaard (in Dutch). 17 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Andreas Wassermann (7 December 2018). "Proveg Deutschland: Die Geschäfte des Vegetarierbunds". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ Sanne Schelfaut (16 May 2019). "Actie tegen ban op namen vleesvervangers: 'Slavink net zo misleidend als kipstuckjes'". Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Viva Las Vega's wordt ProVeg Nederland". ProVeg Nederland. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ Nadja Rohner (21 June 2016). "Foodfestival: Damit punktet die Veganmania – auch bei Fleischessern". Aargauer Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Milestones in the history of Swissveg". Swissveg. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Information in English". Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  9. ^ "English Homepage". VegeProject Japan. Retrieved 17 May 2021.