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Veg Wisdom

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
- Phil Pastoret

Veg Wisdom

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. - Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)

Veg Wisdom

A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809 - 1894), American physician and writer

Veg Wisdom

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt. - Anna Sewell, English Novelist (1820-1878)

Veg Wisdom

Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life. - Norman Cousins (1915-1990)

Veg Wisdom

Cruelty is the luxury of those who have nothing to do, like drugs or racing stables. - Marguerite Yourcenar, French Writer (1903 - 1987)

Veg Wisdom

My prayer is that what we have gone through [World War One] will startle the world into some new realization of the sanctity of life, animal as well as human. - Christopher Morley, American Writer (1890-1957)

Veg Wisdom

"Sentimentalist" is the abuse with which people counter the accusation that they are cruel, thereby implying that to be sentimental is worse than to be cruel, which it isn't. - Brigid Brophy (1929 - 1995 )

A Bitter Pill...

I actually love to go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered. - Jake Gyllenhaal, Actor

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We will never have peace on earth as long as we have suffering and death on our tables or on our backs. Peace begins with what you eat, wear and use. Being vegan is not sufficient for leading a nonviolent life---but it is most certainly necessary. If you are not vegan, go vegan. It's easy; it's better for your health and for the planet. But, most important, it's the morally right thing to do. - Gary Francione

Veg Wisdom

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. - Schopenhauer, (1788-1860) On the Basis of Morality


Cows used for their milk are drugged and bred to produce unnatural amounts of milk; they have their babies stolen from them shortly after birth and sent to notoriously cruel veal farms so that humans can drink the calves' milk.

Source: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Veg Wisdom

... half the world starves. What a planet. And the eating, if you're lucky enough to do any. Stuffing pieces of dead animals into a hole in your face. Then munch, munch, munch. If there's anybody watching, they must be dying of laughter. - Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British Author (1919 - 1999)

Resources > Recommended Links

Revel in the best of the links EVEN highly recommends.

The links below are listed alphabetically and will offer you help, education and even (!) enthusiasm.


ADAPTT is an ethical vegan organization that was established in 1996. We are unequivocally opposed to the meat, dairy, egg and honey/pollen industries in every way imaginable. ADAPTT's other goals are to assist in the abolition of vivisection, dissection, circuses, rodeos and other forms of enslavement, exploitation, abuse and murder. We are uncompromisingly opposed to the bloodsport of hunting and the wearing of animal skin (fur, leather, wool, silk and down). If society can change its selfish, arrogant, egotistical and ignorant ways, we can end the unnecessary bloodshed, malicious treatment and injustices that animals endure.

American Vegan Society American Vegan Society

56 Dinshah Lane
PO Box 369
Malaga NJ 08328
Ph 856-694-2887 Fx 856-694-2288

American Vegan Society is a nonprofit educational membership organization teaching a compassionate way of living that includes veganism. Together we explore and apply compassionate living concepts, and reflect on them and ourselves. We learn how to revere the Earth, how to save the animals, and how to care for ourselves. People follow a vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons, for health, for the environment.

The vegan diet excludes flesh, fish, fowl, dairy products (animal milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.), eggs, honey, animal gelatin, and all other foods of animal origin. It is an adventure in taste; and displays an amazing variety, the fundamentals of which are vegetables, grains, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds. Foods from plants best provide for all people in the world.

Vegans exclude products of cruelty such as leather, wool, fur, and silk, in clothing, upholstery, etc. They dress with care. Fashion with compassion is the style.

The society motto is: Ahimsa lights the way.

AAVS Logo The American Anti-Vivisection Society

The mission of the American Anti-Vivisection Society is to unequivocally oppose and work to end experiments on animals and to oppose all other forms of cruelty to animals.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. >> MORE

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

...and Abolition Means Veganism!

The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights maintains that all sentient beings, humans or nonhumans, have one right: the basic right not to be treated as the property of others.

Provides a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) promotes the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.

The Animals Voice Magazine
1354 East Avenue #R-252, Chico CA 95926
800-82-VOICE (800-828-6423)

A Well-Fed World

A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world's most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering... the suffering of people from lack of food and the suffering of animals used as food. AWFW provides grants and partners with highly-effective projects that strengthen vegan feeding programs, farm animal care, and pro-veg advocacy.

Basic Animal Rights Issues ( - AnimalRights by Doris Lin)

An introduction to animal rights issues such as animal agriculture, veganism, vivisection, fur, pets, companion animals, wildlife, hunting, zoos, circuses, and animal law.

This site maps out the issues that animal rights deals with, looks at the reasons behind animal rights and encourages a vegetarian diet and vegan lifestyle.

Best Friends Best Friends Animal Society

5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, Utah 84741-5000
Ph 435-644-2001

Best Friends is working with you -- and with humane groups all across the country -- to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. The sanctuary, at the heart of Southern Utah's Golden Circle of national parks, is home, on any given day, to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds and other animals. In our home state, Best Friends manages a model No More Homeless Pets campaign with shelters and humane groups statewide to ensure that every healthy dog or cat that's ever born can be guaranteed a loving home. And Best Friends reaches across the nation, helping humane groups, individual people, and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, shelter, foster, and adoption programs in their own neighborhoods, cities, and states. The mission of Best Friends is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us.

Bizarro Bizarro is the web site of the syndicated newspaper cartoon feature, Bizarro. Its creator, Dan Piraro, is an avid animal rights advocate and uses his site to promote both his cartoon career and his beliefs about the value of a compassionate lifestyle. You can visit for a few laughs, valuable links to other animal compassion and environmental organizations, and books, posters and other products that feature Piraro's art.

Born Free

Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.

Every year, millions of animals suffer in fur farms and circus cages. In our campaigns against such cruelties, we use powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation, and grassroots networking. We also work actively with media to spread the word about challenges facing animals. Our primary campaign areas currently include animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping & fur, and the international wildlife trade.

Compassion Over Killing Compassion Over Killing

Compassion Over Killing {COK) is a nonprofit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK exposes cruelty to farmed animals through undercover investigations, litigation, and media exposés, and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman. P.O. Box 9773, Washington, DC 20016 | 301-891-2458

compassionate cooks Compassionate Cooks

P.O. Box 18512
Oakland, CA 94619

Compassionate Cooks is dedicated to empowering people to make informed food choices and to debunking myths about vegetarianism and animal rights through cooking classes, recipes and resources, workshops and lectures, articles and essays, the popular Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast, a vegetarian cooking DVD, and their new cookbook The Joy of Vegan Baking.


Ecorazzi is the online magazine where people go to get the latest in news, pop culture, commentary, and animal justice with an unapologetically vegan voice. Written by vegans, for vegans (and soon to be vegans!) Ecorazzi seeks not only to change the way you see the world around you, but to give you the tools you need to go out into your community and be a change maker. From creating delicious new recipes to offering a fresh perspective on breaking news and viral trends, Ecorazzi is the most unique voice in online media.

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)

Spread the Word, Spread the Impact

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) is an educational non-profit committed to empowering people to save the environment, animals, and our own health through our daily food choices.

FARM Banner Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-interest organization promoting vegan, plant-based diets to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health. We operate from the nation's capital and work through our Compassionate Activist Network (CAN) with volunteers in all 50 states and two dozen other countries.

Farm Sanctuary Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming.

Foundation for Global Community/All is One

Free From Harm

Empowering the Conscious, Vegetarian and Vegan Community

We're all somewhere on our own path. We all aspire to do the right thing to protect the earth and the animals that inhabit it. Free from Harm is your online hub to empower you with the best information, tools and resources to guide you on that path.

Friends of Animals

Friends of Animals is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. Friends of Animals works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.

Front Porch Productions

Gentle Barn

Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Go Vegan Radio Go Vegan Radio

Go Vegan Radio is hosted by Bob Linden.


GreenPeople is the world's largest directory of eco-friendly and holistic health products. Buy Green, Sell Green, Be Green!

Happy Cow Happy Cow

HappyCow is a free worldwide internet guide created in to assist travelers and people everywhere find vegetarian and healthy food options, with over 6,000 listings in 95+ countries. HappyCow promotes vegetarianism as a compassionate, healthy, and environmentally sustainable way of living. When planning a trip of travel, or just craving some delicious wholesome grub, be sure visit HappyCow first!

In Defense of Animals In Defense of Animals

5428 NE 30th
Portland, OR 97211

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by raising the status of animals beyond that of mere property, and by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi and Cameroon, Africa.

International Vegetarian Union

World Union of Vegetarian/Vegan Societies - Promoting vegetarianism worldwide since 1908.

Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention. The organization believes that animals are highly sentient creatures who exist for their own reasons independent of their service to humans; they should not be made to suffer for the latter. LCA therefore opposes the use of animals in food and clothing production, scientific experimentation, and entertainment. Instead, it promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle and the ascription of rights to non-human beings.

A Life Connected

Vegan. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.

The Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

The Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary was formed to guide animals in need to the safety of calm waters. The Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters are dedicated to light the lantern to guide those abused and neglected animals; to prevent disasters; and to prevent needless loss of life.. a guiding light to safe harbor.

Main Street Vegan: Victoria Moran

Welcome to the healthy, compassionate, and delicious world of Main Street Vegan! Whether you're a longtime vegan, brand new to this exciting way of life, or simply veg-curious, we love it that you're here.

John McDougall Dr. McDougall's Health and Medical Center

The McDougall Program uses a plant-food based diet to prevent and cure common diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, MS and various intestinal disorders. Most people are able to avoid surgeries and discontinued their medications after the change. Dr. McDougall is the author of many books and DVDs, and runs a 10-day live-in program for patients in California. The diet is low-fat, vegan and delicious.

Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit animal advocacy organization. MFA works to create a society where animals are treated with the respect and compassion they so rightly deserve.

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society is dedicated to abolishing the exploitation of animals used in research, education and product testing.

NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.

NAVS' educational programs are directed at increasing public awareness about vivisection, identifying humane solutions to human problems, developing alternatives to the use of animals and working with like-minded individuals and groups to effect changes which help to end the suffering inflicted on innocent animals.

New England Anti-Vivisection Society - Saving Animal and Human Lives through research modernization.

North American Vegetarian Society

The North American Vegetarian society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting vegetarianism. NAVS serves its members, over 150 affiliated groups, the general public, and the media, throughout North America. NAVS is host of the annual Vegetarian Summerfest conference and publishes the quarterly news magazine, Vegetarian Voice. See also

Northwest Veg

The Northwest Vegetarian Education & Empowerment Group is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) group in the Portland (OR)-Vancouver (WA) area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices. We welcome everyone, vegetarian or not, and encourage you to explore veg issues at your own pace.

NotMilk NotMilk

Robert Cohen is the NotMilkMan.

PETA People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than a million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

PCRM Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Founded in 1985, the PCRM is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical research studies, opposes unethical human experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal research.

Dr. Ruth Heidrich: A Living Legend

At 79 years young, Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., is a seasoned raw vegan Ironman (or as she likes to say, "IronLADY") Triathlete. She is the winner of more than 900 trophies, 6 Ironman Triathlons, 8 Gold Medals in the U.S.Senior Olympics, and 67 marathons including Boston, New York, & Moscow. Named One of the Ten Fittest Women in North America, she is also a breast cancer survivor and author. >>MORE

Sanctuary One
People, animals and the earth: better together

Sanctuary One, located on 55 acres in beautiful southwest Oregon, is a nonprofit care farm where people, animals, and the earth work together for mutual healing. Sanctuary One demonstrates how farming for health can be an affordable, natural, and effective means of healing people; how animals can be treated humanely and honored for their intrinsic physical and spiritual value; and how the environment that sustains us all can be steadily improved through organic and permaculture-inspired farming practices.

Supreme Master TV

It's wise to change to a vegan diet for good.

It's Health
It's Economy
It's Ecology
It's Compassion
It's Peace
It's Noble

Truth in Labeling Truth in Labeling

United Poultry Concerns United Poultry Concerns

United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens and other domestic fowl. We urge people: Don't Just Switch from Beef to Chicken — Go Vegan! Founded in 1990 by UPC President Karen Davis, UPC is the only organization in the country (and possibly the world) exclusively devoted to the plight of domestic fowl. UPC focuses on these birds because they are the largest number of abused warm-blooded animals in the world.

Along with the billions of birds who are slaughtered each year for food, millions more of these birds suffer in laboratories, get dumped in animal shelters, and die miserably in poultry houses without anyone knowing they ever lived. In fact, it was Karen Davis's discovery of a little crippled hen named Viva, abandoned in a filthy chicken house in Maryland, which led her to start UPC on behalf of all the "Vivas" in the world who desperately need their voices to be heard.

Vegan Action/Vegan Awareness Foundation

Our efforts since 1997 include certifying hundreds of vegan products with our logo through our Vegan Certification Campaign, introducing humane organizations to veganism with our Humane Outreach Campaign, bringing vegan food into public and private facilities nationwide with our Dorm Food Campaign, and sharing the compelling ideas behind veganism with thousands of people with our McVegan Campaign and additional tabling events. We also raise awareness to over a quarter of a million people a year through this website.

Vegan Bodybuilding Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Robert Cheeke
Founder & President
Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
6214 NE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

Vegan bodybuilding is about fueling your body with a vast array of natural, healthy foods, combined with resistance weight training and exercise, providing your body with the appropriate tools to build your physique and achieve your fitness goals.

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness is dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of a plant-based diet and exercise as important components of a healthy lifestyle. We do this through outreach: events, education, film and literature. We also sponsor athletes and sell vegan fitness clothing.

Vegan Peace Vegan Peace

Striving towards peacefully sharing our Earth. Includes information about veganism, animal cruelty, recipes, nutrient information, e-cards, sweatshops, organic farming, parenting, quotes, gun control and cookbooks.

Vegetarian Resource Group Vegetarian Resource Group

P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804

Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, and book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online.)

Vegetarians in Paradise Vegetarians in Paradise — a Los Angeles Vegetarian Web Magazine

With a touch of humor, Vegetarians in Paradise makes it easy to be vegan/vegetarian with popular features like Vegetarian Basics 101 and The Road to Vegetaria, Protein Basics, Cooking Beans and Grains Charts, book and media reviews, cooking advice. associations directory, bookshelf, vegetarian food companies, and a giant Recipe Index.


Vegetarian dating for vegetarian singles. Includes free vegetarian personals that allow you to meet veggie singles and share organic vegetarian and healthy vegetarian dishes.

Veggie Hotels Around the World

Online platform listing around 400 vegetarian hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in over 50 countries.

The World Peace Diet The World Peace Diet
By Will Tuttle, PhD

The World Peace Diet has been called the most important book of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. It is provocative and transformative. The World Peace Diet is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. If you want to understand the big picture of our culture and why we have the unyielding dilemmas we face, and how we can solve them, this book is for you.