While we encourage everyone to take their own steps to be compassionate, here’s a list of organisations that are already changing the world for the better.
Animal Equality is an international organization working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. Working with these values to launch innovative projects and strategic campaigns, they work to expose and abolish the cruel practices of the animal agriculture industry.
Essere Animali’s mission is to create a world in which animals are protected and let free to live life on their own terms. They carry out investigations in factory farms and slaughterhouses documenting the horrors of the food system, demanding legislative changes and putting pressure on corporates to improve their policies.
Food not bombs
Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer global movement that protests poverty and war in the most delicious way—by serving free vegan food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores.
Food Empowerment Project
“Food is Power”. Food Empowerment Project wants to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
This award-winning international charity plants fruitful trees in impoverished regions. Orchards are purposefully planted where the harvest will best serve communities in the long-run, for example at public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world with more than 9 million members and supporters globally. PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business.
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
Switch for good
This organisation, which boasts an impressive roster of athletic supporters, offers superbly-researched content around dairy and its impact on the human body, as well as information and support about making the switch to a dairy-free diet.
The Vegan Society
The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944. Still true to the vision of its founding members, the Vegan Society works towards a world in which humans do not exploit other animals, determined as ever to promote vegan lifestyles for the benefit of all living species and and the environment.
Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan for January and beyond. Throughout the year, Veganuary campaigns to support the plant-based diet as a way of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering, and improving the health of millions of people.