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

Name (English / local (abbreviation))FoundedRegion servedNotes
American Vegan Society (AVS)1960 United States
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)1999 WorldFounded in the United States
Dutch Society for Veganism / Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV)[1]1978[1] NetherlandsPreviously known as Veganistenkring and Vereniging Veganisten Organisatie
Earthsave1988 United States
European Vegetarian Union (EVU)1988 EuropeFounded in the Netherlands, currently based in Austria
French Vegetarian Society / Sociéte végétarienne de France (FVS)1882 FranceFounded in Paris, dissolved in 1921.
Hare Krishna Food for Life1974 WorldFounded in India, currently based in Slovenia
Indonesia Vegetarian Society (IVS)1998 IndonesiaFounded in Jakarta, currently based in the Indonesia
International Vegetarian Union (IVU)1908 WorldFounded in Germany, currently based in the UK
Jewish Veg1975 North AmericaPreviously known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America
North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)1974 North America
Peepal Farm2014 India
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)1985 United States
ProVeg Germany / ProVeg Deutschland[2]1892 GermanyFounded as Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU), renamed in 2017 when joining ProVeg International[2]
ProVeg Netherlands / ProVeg Nederland[3]2011 NetherlandsFounded as Viva Las Vega's (VLV), renamed in 2018 when joining ProVeg International[4]
ProVeg International[2]2017 WorldBased in Berlin, serves as umbrella of all ProVeg organisations.[2]
Swissveg[5]1993[6] SwitzerlandKnown as Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus until 2014[6]
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 Outreach1993 United States
Vegan Prisoners Support Group (VPSG)1994 United Kingdom
Vegan Society of Indonesia (VSI) 2009  Indonesia Founded in Jakarta, currently based in the Indonesia
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
Brazilian Vegetarian Society 2003  Brazil

Campaigns and events

See also


  1. Rob Biersma (4 May 1996). "Vlees als snoepje". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. Andreas Wassermann (7 December 2018). "Proveg Deutschland: Die Geschäfte des Vegetarierbunds". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  3. Sanne Schelfaut (16 May 2019). "Actie tegen ban op namen vleesvervangers: 'Slavink net zo misleidend als kipstuckjes'". Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  4. "Viva Las Vega's wordt ProVeg Nederland". ProVeg Nederland. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. Nadja Rohner (21 June 2016). "Foodfestival: Damit punktet die Veganmania – auch bei Fleischessern". Aargauer Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  6. "Milestones in the history of Swissveg". Swissveg. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
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