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 organizations are the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) and Vegan World Alliance (VWA), which act as a connecting umbrella organization.

Name (English / local (abbreviation)) Founded Region served Notes
American Vegan Society (AVS) 1960  United States
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) 1999 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
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 World Founded in India, currently based in Slovenia
International Vegetarian Union (IVU) 1908 World Founded in Germany, currently based in the UK
Jewish Veg 1975 North America Previously known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America
North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) 1974 North America
Peepal Farm 2014  India
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) 1985  United States
ProVeg Germany / ProVeg Deutschland[2] 1892  Germany Founded as Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU), renamed in 2017 when joining ProVeg International[2]
ProVeg Netherlands / ProVeg Nederland[3] 2011  Netherlands Founded as Viva Las Vega's (VLV), renamed in 2018 when joining ProVeg International[4]
ProVeg International[2] 2017 World Based in Berlin, serves as umbrella of all ProVeg organisations.[2]
Swissveg[5] 1993[6]   Switzerland Known as Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus until 2014[6]
The Vegan Society 1944 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 Outreach 1993  United States
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 World Founded in Germany

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  3. ^ Sanne Schelfaut (16 May 2019). "Actie tegen ban op namen vleesvervangers: 'Slavink net zo misleidend als kipstuckjes'". Algemeen Dagblad. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
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  5. ^ Nadja Rohner (21 June 2016). "Foodfestival: Damit punktet die Veganmania – auch bei Fleischessern". Aargauer Zeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 14 June 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
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