What We Do

Animal Rights Conference

Since launching the animal rights movement in 1981, the national animal rights conference has grown into the world's largest gathering of animal rights advocates, with 1600 participants, 160 speakers, and more than 100 exhibitors. 

The conference's vision is that of a world where animals are no longer used for food, clothing, research, and entertainment. Its missions are to expose the various forms of animal abuse, to provide training in personal growth, organizing, and advocacy, and to offer a forum for networking and for recognizing emerging movement leaders.

Letters to Editor

Each year, we send letters with a vegan theme to editors of hundreds of America's newspapers, with an average circulation of 50,000. Nearly 500 publish at least one of our letters in the course of a year, bringing our message to tens of millions. We address traditional holidays, like New Year's, Earth Day, Mother's Day, Independence Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, as well as Meatout, World Day for Farmed Animals, and major news developments involving animal use and care, diet and health, and environmental conservation.

Vegan Advocacy in Israel

We provide grants to a half dozen Israeli organizations that advocate veganism and animal rights to both the Jewish and Arab populations.

Vegan Advocacy in East Asia

For the past year, our East Asia program has been exploring opportunities for funding and coordinating the work of grassroots vegan advocacy organizations in India, China, and Nepal.