List of vegetarian organizations

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 in the world is the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), which acts as a connecting umbrella organization.

And The biggest vegan organization in the world is the World Vegan Organisation (WVO), which acts as a connecting umbrella organization.

Name (English / local (abbreviation))FoundedRegion servedNotes
American Vegan Society (AVS)1960 United States
American Vegetarian Association (AVA)1850 United StatesThe original AVA existed from 1850 to 1861. The current AVA was founded in 1999.
Association Végétarienne de France (AVF) 1994  France
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)1999 WorldFounded in the United States
Dutch Vegetarian League / Nederlandse Vegetariërsbond (NVB) (nl)1894 Netherlands
Dutch Society for Veganism / Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV)1978 NetherlandsPreviously known as Veganistenkring and Vereniging Veganisten Organisatie
Earthsave1988 United States
Ethical Vegetarian Alternative / Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief (EVA) (nl)2000 Belgium
European Vegetarian Union (EVU)1988 EuropeFounded in the Netherlands, currently based in Switzerland
Hare Krishna Food for Life1974 WorldFounded in India, currently based in Slovenia
International Vegetarian Union (IVU)1908 WorldFounded in Germany, currently based in the UK
World Vegan Organisation (WVO)2018 WorldFounded in Taiwan (Mainland China), currently based in the Taipei-Taiwan
Italian Vegetarian Association / Associazione vegetariana italiana (AVI) (it)1952 Italy
Jewish Veg1975 North AmericaPreviously known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America
Movement for Compassionate Living (MCL)1984 United KingdomPublishes a quarterly journal, New Leaves
Peepal Farm2014 India
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)1980 WorldFounded 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 GermanyFounded as Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU), renamed in 2017
ProVeg Netherlands / ProVeg Nederland (nl)2011 NetherlandsFounded as Viva Las Vega's
Veganen Gesellschaft Deutschland Germany
Swissveg1993  SwitzerlandKnown as Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus until 2014
The Vegan Society1944 WorldFounded and based in the UK
Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA)2000 China
Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA)1945 Canada
Vegan Awareness Foundation1995 United StatesAlso known as Vegan Action
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland2009 Ireland
Vegan Outreach1993 United States
Veganário Fest2008 Portugal
Vegan Prisoners Support Group (VPSG)1994 United Kingdom
Vegetarian Society1847 United Kingdom
Vegetarian Society (Singapore) (VSS)1999 Singapore
Viva! Health1994 United Kingdom
World Esperantist Vegetarian Association / Tutmonda Esperantista Vegetarana Asocio (TEVA)1908 WorldFounded in Germany

Campaigns and events

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