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. The World Vegan Organisation (WVO), founded on 1 January 2018 in Taipei, claims to be 'the world’s leading independent vegan organization'[1] and seeks to act as an umbrella for specifically vegan organizations; its member organizations are primarily concentrated in East Asia and Southeast Asia.[2]

Name (English / local (abbreviation)) Founded Region served Notes
American Vegan Society (AVS) 1960  United States
American Vegetarian Association (AVA) 1850  United States The original AVA existed from 1850 to 1861. The current AVA was founded in 1999.
Association Végétarienne de France (AVF) 1994  France
BevVeg International Vegan Certification 2017 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in the United States
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) 1999 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in the United States
Dutch Vegetarian League / Nederlandse Vegetariërsbond (NVB) (nl) 1894  Netherlands
Dutch Society for Veganism / Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV) 1978  Netherlands Previously known as Veganistenkring and Vereniging Veganisten Organisatie
Earthsave 1988  United States
Ethical Vegetarian Alternative / Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief (EVA) (nl) 2000  Belgium
European Vegetarian Union (EVU) 1988  Europe Founded in the Netherlands, currently based in Switzerland
French Vegetarian Society (FVS) 1882  France Founded in Paris
Hare Krishna Food for Life 1974 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in India, currently based in Slovenia
International Vegetarian Union (IVU) 1908 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in Germany, currently based in the UK
World Vegan Organisation (WVO) 2018 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in Taiwan (Mainland China), currently based in the Taipei-Taiwan
Italian Vegetarian Association / Associazione vegetariana italiana (AVI) (it) 1952  Italy
Jewish Veg 1975 Location North America.svg North America Previously known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America
Movement for Compassionate Living (MCL) 1984  United Kingdom Publishes a quarterly journal, New Leaves
Peepal Farm 2014  India
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) 1980 Apollo17earth white.jpg World Founded in the United States
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) 1985  United States
New Zealand Vegetarian Society (NZVS) 1943  New Zealand Founded and based in New Zealand. Publishes a quarterly magazine, Vegetarian Living, NZ
ProVeg Germany / ProVeg Deutschland (de) 1892  Germany Founded as Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU), renamed in 2017
ProVeg Netherlands / ProVeg Nederland (nl) 2011  Netherlands Founded as Viva Las Vega's
Veganen Gesellschaft Deutschland  Germany
Swissveg 1993   Switzerland Known as Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus until 2014
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 Australia 2014  Australia
Vegan Awareness Foundation 1995  United States Also known as Vegan Action
Vegan CNY, Inc. 2018  United States Founded in Syracuse, NY
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland 2009  Ireland
Vegan Outreach 1993  United States
Veganário Fest 2008  Portugal
Vegan Prisoners Support Group (VPSG) 1994  United Kingdom
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

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  1. ^ "Who We Are". World Vegan Organization. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Member Organizations". World Vegan Organization. Retrieved 23 November 2018.