For local American groups go to www.ivu.org and select “USA” (or a particular State) and “Vegetarian & Vegan organisations & websites”. • SoyStache also has an extensive list at: www.soystache.com/vegorg.htm
a Phoenix Area List-Serve run by Julie Nicolazzi. She sends out notices on activities and events in the Arizona area to help animals. AZforArizonas-subscribe (at) yahoo.com or JulesInAZ (at) cox.net
EarthSave promotes a shift toward a plant-based diet by raising awareness of the ecological destruction linked to the production of “food animals.” Many local chapters.
Mercy For Animals
Mercy For Animals promotes a vegan diet through public education and advertisement campaigns, research and investigations, rescues, working with news media, and grassroots activism.
North American Vegetarian Society
Promotes the health, environmental and compassionate benefits of a meat-free diet.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
202-686-2210, 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington DC
Doctors and laypersons working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. Our membership consists of over 6,000 physicians and 100,000 lay people. We have many resources for the clinician and the layperson about healthy diet, and humane science. Additionally, we do our own clinical research on diet and health. They have an excellent Vegetarian Starter Kit.
Vegetarian Resource Group (Baltimore, MD)
A non-profit organization which provides a wealth of information to the vegetarian community. They have many articles and recipes (all searchable), guides, books, tips, nutritional information from dieticians, and you can even play the VRG game!
Educates the public about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle through public outreach campaigns. Vegan Action Challenge: Host a vegan/vegetarian dinner party for 3 or more non-veg friends, and you may win a $20 Amazon gift certificate and McVegan T-shirt. Also has an online catalogue of T-shirts and books.
VivaVegie (New York)
An organization which devotes itself to the task of vegetarian street advocacy.