“Animals are my friends….and I don’t eat my friends” George Bernard Shaw

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food, therefore if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.” Leo Tolstoy

“I love animals so much because I have a spiritual and moral bond with them, there’s no way that it’s justified that we should eat them, why should they suffer for us when there are other alternatives like fruit and vegetables?.” BV

Everything is Connected, when one being suffers, all of humanity suffers. We all live on this one single planet, mankind and the plant and animal kingdoms. Are we co-existing in peace, mind, spirit and body harmony or is there war, suffering, disease, destruction of our habitat and mental confusion? This is not our natural state and therefore not sustainable.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a
tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Genesis 1:1,29

“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the
river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of
fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; and the leaves of the
tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:2


Video Clips


Watch a Video on our Diet Choices and it’s Consequences on the Planet
Paul McCartney’s “Glass Walls”
Why Vegan? – Amazing Presentation by Gary Yourofsky
101 Reasons to Go Vegan – ARFF – Animal Rights Foundation of Florida


See more video clips at the bottom of this page


pdfRead a TOP book on Vegetarianism: Leaves from the Tree of Life
pdfTop Vegan Athletes Changing the Face of the Vegan Lifestyle
pdfWhy a Hindu is a Vegetarian by Swami Adhedananda, March 22, 1898
pdfAyurvedic Recipes
pdfIndian Recipes, 14 Categories including Gujarati, Breads, South Indian, Sweets, Spices, Punjabi, Rice, Soups and Salads, Cocktails and Snacks, Mocktails, Tiffin Snacks, Pickles, Cakes (in one zipped file)
pdfVegetarian Basics
pdfVegetarian – 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian 2007(courtesy P Rice)
pdfVegetarian – 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian (courtesy P Rice)
pdf100’s of Indian Recipes (zipped file)
pdf332 Indian Recipes
pdf101 Recipes from God’s Garden
pdfA Meaningful Life Animal Advocacy, Human Nature by Matt Ball
pdfCooking with Kurma – learn Vaishnava cooking (website)
pdfEating for Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
pdfFood for Life
pdfFood, Cells, Physical and Mental Development
pdfFood, Values and Ecology
pdfGo Green, Eat Veg, Save the Planet by Master Ching Hai
pdfGuide to Going Vegan/Veggie (with recipes)
pdfGuide to Vegetarian Eating (courtesy Humane Society)
pdfHerbs that Heal
pdfHow to Win an Argument with a Meat Eater
pdfLifestyle to Health Recipes (Vegan)
pdfMedicinal Herbs
pdfIndian Foods/Recipes


Indian Cooking/Recipes (courtesy Sify Foods)


pdfBreads
pdfChutneys
pdfDaals 1
pdfDaals 2
pdfDosa 1
pdfDosa 2
pdfFruits
pdfFruity Desserts
pdfShri Ganesh Festival Recipes 1
pdf&Shri Ganesh Festival Recipes 2
pdfHalwa (sweetmeats)
pdfHealth Related Recipes
pdfIdli
pdfNavarathri Recipes
pdfPaneer
pdfPickles and Chutneys
pdfPulses and Lentils
pdfStarters
pdfZ – All the above in one zipped file
pdfThe Case against Milk (courtesy Earthsave – Canada)
pdfTo Cherish All Life by Roshi Philip Kapleau
pdfVeg for Life, Guide to Veg Living – courtesy Farm Sanctuary
pdfVegan – the New Ethics of Eating – Erik Marcus
pdfVegan Pleasures – Recipes
pdfVegan Recipes – A Taste of Vitality
pdfVegan Recipes – Desserts of Vitality
pdfVegan Starter Guide by Friends of Animals
pdfVegan – Why Vegan?
pdfVegetarian Cookbook
pdfVegetarian Diet Packet
pdfVegetarian Edge
pdfVegetarianism, For Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Souls and Our Planet By His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
pdfVegetarianism Recommended in Vedic Scriptures
pdfVegetarian Starter Guide (courtesy Compassion over Killing)
pdfVegetarian Starter Kit with Recipes
pdfVegetarian Starter Kit (courtesy PETA) with Resources
pdfVegetarianism – Powerpoint Presentation
pdfVegetarianism Slideshow – MacroFlash
pdfVivisection in America – Albert Leffingwell
pdfWhy Vegetarian (Brazil Conference notes)
pdfWhy Hindu’s Don’t Eat Meat?
pdfWorld Peace Diet – Courtesy of Dr Will Tuttle


Factory Farming Information


Global Resource Action Center for the Environment
FactoryFarming.com
Farmed Animal Watch
Humane Society of the United States: Factory Farming Campaign
DawnWatch
The Meatrix


Vegetarian/Vegan Resources


Woodstock Sanctuary – Vegan Tips
Choose Veg
Go Veg
VegSource
Veg for Life
Vegetarian Information Alliance
The Vegetarian Resource Group
Veg Web
I Can?t Believe It?s Vegan!
The Vegetarian Site
Vegan.com
The Girlie Girl Army
Kind Green Planet


Vegan Shopping


Arbonne Skincare 20% of sales via this link are donated to WFAS
Vegan Essentials
Pangea Vegan Products
MooShoes
Cow Jones Industrial
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Food Inc.
Alternative Outfitters
Olsen Haus shoes
Vaute Couture
Herbivore Clothing
Brave Gentle Man
Cynthia King Dance Studio’s Vegan Ballet Slippers


Vegan-Related Art


Cartoonist Dan Piraro
Veganica
Maggie Suisman’s Factory Farm Art
J.T. Yost Illustration (Pet Portaits and Art Prints)
Carol Lieberman Pet Portraits


Veg Magazines/Podcasts


VegNews Magazine
Vegan Radio Podcast
Erik’s Diner Podcast
Vegan Freak Podcast


Some of Our Favorite National Organizations


Farm Sanctuary
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
In Defense of Animals
The Fund for Animals
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
EarthSave
Compassion Over Killing
The Animals Voice
Friends of Animals
Kinship Circle
Vegan Outreach


Local Organizations


Woodstock Sanctuary
Meat Free Zone
League of Humane Voters of NYC
Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
Animal Welfare Adoption Network
Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages


World Hunger & Poverty


Plenty International
Food for Life Global
Food Not Bombs


Activism


All-Creatures.org (working for a peaceful world for humans, animals & the environment)
Animal Aid (fighting animal abuse & promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle; UK)
Animals & Society Institute (ASI) (an independent research & education organization dedicated to advancing the status of animals in public policy and promoting the study of human-animal relationships)
Campaign Against Cruelty – In Italian
The EnviroLink Network
Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) (group focused on public policy for animals)
GreenPeople.org (Free directory for eco-friendly and holistic health products)
Humane USA (animal protection political action committee; US)
The Mad Cowboy (Howard Lyman – vegan, former cattle rancher)
Meat Free Zone (campaign using MeatFreeZone logo)
National Institute for Animal Advocacy (NIFAA) (trains activists to win strong animal protection laws through political action)
NOTMILK (campaign to inform about dairy)
People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats (PATH)
Responsible Policies for Animals (RPA)
Vegan Mainstream (marketing agency for vegetarian & vegan businesses)
Vegetarian Image (vegetarian & vegan emblems)
VegFund (provides funding for the distribution of educational materials & vegan food at local events)
VeggiePlace.com (animal-related articles & events)
Working Assets

Animal Rights and Welfare

Action for Animals
Adopt-a-Pet.com (adopt from a shelter)
Alley Cat Allies (The National Feral Cat Resource)
American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) (working to end the use of animals in science)
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Angel Animals
Animal Acres (farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center near Los Angeles, CA)
Animal Advocates
Animal Aid (fighting animal abuse & promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle; UK)
Animal Concerns Community
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
Animal Outreach of Kansas (AOK) (Kansas)
Animal Place (a farmed animal sanctuary; Vacaville, CA)
Animal Rescue, Inc.(A Sanctuary for Life) (New Freedom, PA)
The Animal Rescue Site (Click everyday to help animals in need)
Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate New York (ARAUNY)
Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (Minnesota)
Animal Welfare Advocacy
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
Animals & Society Institute (ASI) (an independent research & education organization dedicated to advancing the status of animals in public policy and promoting the study of human-animal relationships)
Best Friends Animal Society (sanctuary in Kanab, UT)
Born Free USA
Cats Rule! Feline Rescue (Fairfax, VA)
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) (sanctuary for abused & abandoned horses & farm animals; Saugerties, NY)
Citizens United for Animals (CUFA) (Southeastern Wisconsin)
Compassion Over Killing (COK) (animal advocacy group based in Washington, DC)
Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) (Minnesota)
Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) (Raleigh, NC)
DawnWatch – Dawn Animal World News Watch (watching animal issues in the media)
Dogs Deserve Better (organization working to end the chaining of dogs)
Doris Day Animal League (works to reduce the pain and suffering of animals through legislative initiatives)
Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center (chicken sanctuary; Princess Anne, MD)
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Farm Animal Shelters (resources for individuals & organizations working to protect farm animals)
Farm Sanctuary
Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) (Tampa, FL)
Friends of Animals
The Fund for Animals (advocacy for animals)
The Gentle Barn (California)
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) (Helping Sanctuaries Help Animals)
GreenPeople (search for sanctuaries & shelters in your area)
Humane Farming Association
The Humane League (Philadelphia, PA)
Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) (group focused on public policy for animals)
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)
Humane USA (animal protection political action committee)
In Defense of Animals (IDA)
Ironwood Pig Sanctuary (Tucson, AZ)
Last Chance for Animals (LCA)
Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary (sanctuary in Oregon)
Maine Animal Coalition (MAC) (Portland, ME)
Mercy For Animals (MFA) (Chicago, IL & Columbus, OH)
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) (advancing science without harming animals)
National Breed Club Rescue Network
New Dawn Montana Farm Animal Sanctuary (near Missoula, MT)
New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance (NJARA) (New Jersey)
Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) (Seattle, WA)
Open the Cages Alliance (OTCA) (formerly BARC; Baltimore, MD)
Pasado’s Safe Haven (Washington)
Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) (focuses on veganism, animal advocacy, social justice & environmentalism; Philadelphia, PA, US)
Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary (sanctuary for rescued farmed animals; Colorado)
People for Animal Rights (PAR) of Central New York (Syracuse, NY)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (sanctuary for abandoned or abused performing animals and exotic trade animals; California)
Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary (a no-kill shelter in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, NY)
PIGS, A Sanctuary (Shepherdstown, WV)
Pigs Peace Sanctuary (Washington)
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (Poolesville, MD)
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (advocates for animals through education, legislation, and direct care)
Rikki’s Refuge (Orange County, VA)
Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc. (sanctuary for farm animals; east of Gainesville, FL)
Sanctuaries (directory of farm animal sanctuaries in the US)
Second Chance Dog Rescue (Fredericksburg, VA)
The Senior Dogs Project (promotes the adoption of older dogs)
The St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) (St. Louis, MO)
Syracuse Animal Rights Organization (SARO) (Syracuse, NY)
The Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive
United Poultry Concerns (UPC) (addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companion situations)
Voices for Animals (central Virginia)
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (Woodstock, NY)
World Animal Net
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) (Boston, MA)
Free-Range Trichinosis New York Times Op-ed


Art, Music, Photography & Poetry


Art For The Animals (AFTA) (dedicated to increasing awareness of the treatment of animals through artistic expression and education; please scroll all the way to the right to view webpage)
Backstage Gourmet (vegetarian/vegan cuisine meets global music)
Bizarro (comic by vegan Dan Piraro; this takes you directly to his “Animal Stuff” page)
Bob Pyle (vegetarian musician)
The Lunchbox Bunch (silly characters -Paparazzi Peas, Broccoli Bunch & more- that allow children to have fun while learning about healthy fruits & veggies; creator is a lifelong vegetarian)
Mary Gabriel Design Studios (vegan graphic designer/artist)
Metamorphosis – Poems to Inspire Transformation (a compilation of poems about animals, ecology, & humanity)
Pause for Animals (animal paintings by Mary Anne Nagy)
Public Eye Philly: Artists for Animals (Philadelphia-area group that spreads message of compassion for animals through the arts)
TofuHaiku (odes to tofu)
Vegan Etsy Marketplace (vegans who maintain completely vegan shops focused on handmade items)
Veganica (online gallery space for artists who are vegetarian or vegan)
Vegantunes (vegetarian music CD by a police officer; a musical look at vegetarians living in a carnivorous world)
Wild Leek Photography (specializes in portraits of sanctuary, rescued, wild & companion animals)
100 Thoughts and Facts: Vegetarianism


Athletes & Vegetarianism


Athletes & Vegan/Vegetarian Diets (VRG webpage)
Brendan Brazier (professional triathlete, speaker, author)
Extreme Vegan Sporting Association
Ironman Legend Dishes on Daniel Bryan’s Diet (article about Daniel Bryan, WWE World Heavyweight Champion & vegan; The Score, 02/07/12)
OrganicAthlete (promoting healthy, plant-based living through education, community & athletic example)
Sports Nutrition Guidelines for the Vegetarian (article by Enette Larson, MS, RD)
Vegan Bodybuilding
Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
Vegan Muscle Power (Kenneth Williams, vegan bodybuilder)
Vegetarian Bodybuilding
The Vegetarian Bodybuilder


Bakeries & Baked Goods (Vegan)


Allison’s Gourmet (online vegan bakery – cookies, brownies, fudge, & more)
Auntie Loo’s Treats (vegan bakery; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Babycakes NYC (vegan bakery that ships in the US; storefronts in New York City, Los Angeles & Disney World in Florida)
Blissfully Vegan Cupcakes (vegan desserts for delivery in the Orlando and Seminole County areas of Florida; no storefront)
Blossom Bakery (vegan bakery in Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, New York, US)
Brunie’s Bakery (Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Cakewalk Baking Company (Salt Lake City, Utah, US)
Cameran’s Treats (vegan baked goods by appointment only; Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Capital City Bakery (all-vegan bakery; Austin, Texas, US)
Chi Cake (vegan, gluten-free cheesecake; Canada)
Cinnaholic (Berkeley, California, US)
Clara’s Cakes (vegan cupcakes; Los Angeles, California, US)
Cupcake Felicity (vegan cupcakes & custom cakes; Washington, D.C., US)
Cupcraze Bakery (vegan bakery in Verona, New Jersey, US)
Dirty Carrots (all-vegan bakery in Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Dulce Vegan (vegan bakery & cafe in Atlanta, Georgia, US)
East Side Ovens (wholesale vegan bakery; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US)
Edible Flours: Natural Vegan Bakery (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Everyday Gourmet (vegan bakery)
Flying Apron (vegan, gluten-free & organic bakery; Redmond & Seattle, Washington, US)
Goody Goody Gumdrops Vegan Goodies (vegan bakery; Hampden, Maryland, US)
I Heart Veg (vegan bakery; Charlotte, North Carolina, US)
Kindfood (vegan & gluten-free bakery; Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Mighty-O Donuts (vegan, organic donuts; Seattle, Washington, US)
Monkey Wrench Vegan Bakery (vegan cookies delivered by bicycle; Portland, Oregon, US)
Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse (Kansas City, Missouri, US)
No Udder Desserts (vegan bakery; Woodland Hills, California, US)
No Whey! Vegan Baked Goods (vegan sweets including Twinkies, Rice Krispie Treats & cupcakes; Los Angeles, California, US)
Papa Ganache (Matawan, New Jersey, US)
Pattycake Vegan Bakery (Columbus, Ohio, US)
Pepples Donuts (vegan & organic donuts; Oakland, California, US)
Raphsodic Bakery (vegan bakery; Orlando, Florida, US)
Shayna B’s and the Pickle (vegan & wheat-free/gluten-free baked goods; Ashford, Connecticut, US)
Sticky Fingers Bakery (Washington, D.C., US)
Sweet Avenue Bake Shop (all-vegan cupcakery in Rutherford, New Jersey, US; ships in US)
Sweet Freedom Bakery (all-vegan & gluten-free bakery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US; ships in US)
Sweet Love Bake Shoppe (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada)
Sweetpea Baking Company (Portland, Oregon, US)
Sweets from the Earth (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Tori’s Bakeshop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Treehouse Bakery (Phoenix, Arizona, US)
Twin Cakes Bakery (vegan, gluten-free, raw bakery; not a storefront; Charlotte, North Carolina, US)
Vegan Divas (vegan bakery; New York, New York, US)
VeganMania! (vegan baked goods, cakes & catering; Vancouver, Canada)
Vegan Sweet Tooth (specialty sweet shop providing vegan, diabetic-friendly & gluten-free desserts; Cleveland, Ohio, US)
Vegan Treats (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US)
WaterCourse Foods Bakery (Denver, Colorado, US)
Whole Earth Bakery (New York, New York, US)
Wholesome Bakery (San Francisco, California, US)
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery (Troy, New York, US)
Zen Cat Bakery (vegan, gluten-free & wheat-free bakery; Greensboro, North Carolina, US)


Blogs


Action for Our Planet
Adventures of VEGirl
BeanDiet (blog by a nutritionist that promotes a veg*n diet)
Beautiful Vegan (vegan blog with recipes, videos, information & more)
The Beet-Eating Heeb (blog about the implications of our food choices)
BitterSweet (vegan baking & crafting)
Carrie on Vegan (blog featuring whole food, vegan recipes)
Chic Vegan (compassionate consumerism, vegan foods, ethical living, and more!)
Chocolate-Covered Katie (vegan dessert recipes)
The Chubby Vegetarian (vegetarian food blog)
Crazy Sexy Life
The Daily Radish (daily vegetarian tips delivered to your inbox for free)
DC Vegan (everything vegan in & around Washington, DC)
Delectable (vegetarian (sometimes vegan) food blog)
Dinner with Dilip (vegan food blog)
Down To Earth (Blog for Down To Earth, Hawaii’s only all-vegetarian, organic & natural food store)
Down To Earth Fare (vegetarian & vegan recipes, cooking tips & info)
Eat Pure (Just One Girl’s Vegetarian Journey)
Eat Well, Live Free (a vegetarian adventure and food blog)
Ecorazzi (the latest in green gossip)
Food Fight! (events & info site of vegan grocery in Portland, OR)
Frogs in My Kitchen (vegetarian blog from London featuring vegetarian recipes)
GirlieGirl Army (glam guide to cruelty-free & eco-living)
Go Eggless (information about what is vegetarian, eggless, & vegan at restaurants)
Go Vegan.net (vegan cookbook author Sarah Kramer’s blog)
Going Vegan with Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres’ vegan blog)
Hungry Hungry Veganos
Info Vegetarian (blog from Indonesia)
It’s Easy Being Vegan! (blog by the vegan girl next door)
Menupause (blog that includes veg recipes)
Post Punk Kitchen Blog
Quantum Vegan (Being Vegan Has Its Quarks)
QuarryGirl (vegan food in Los Angeles along with vegan news & reviews)
RanVeganess (contemplation of vegan randomness)
Shoes With Souls (about vegan shoes & fashion)
A Soy Bean (thoughts from a vegan bean)
Staying Vegan (tips & tricks for staying vegan)
SuperVegan (vegan blog & New York City Restaurant Guide)
This Dish Is Veg (dishing up vegan, animal rights & eco-friendly news)
To Live and Eat in L.A. (vegan food blog for Los Angeles & beyond!)
Urban Vegan (Because good food is good food.)
The Veg Blog
VegBlogger
VegBlogs: Vegan Blog Tracker (finds the latest veg*n blogs on the Internet)
Veganacious (vegan advocacy blog)
Vegan Backpacker (vegan travel around the world)
VeganBean
VeganDad
Vegan Diet Guy
Vegan Fusion
Vegan Guinea Pig
Vegan Lunch Box (vegan food blog by Jennifer McCann, author of Vegan Lunch Box)
Vegan Soapbox
Vegan Vagrant
Vegan Vice
VeganYumYum
The Vegan and Vegetarian Secrets Blog Reveals…
Veganize It! (vegan tips & recipes)
Veganize It…Don’t Criticize It! (vegan food blog)
Vegans Are Cool (interviews with cool vegans from around the planet)
Vegans of Color
Vegan RD (blog of vegan dietitian, Dina Aronson)
Vegetarian Star (celebrity vegetarian news & gossip)
The Veggie Blog (blog from Happy Cow)
The Veggie Space: Veg Out!
Veggin’ (food blog)
Vegpod (blog for the vegan cook)
The Veracious Vegan (food blog)
The VRG Blog (our own blog)
Wayne Pacelle: Humane Nation (HSUS President & CEO)
What Do Vegans Eat?
What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat Anyway? (blog about what vegans eat everyday)
Your Vegan Girlfriend
Zesty Vegan (vegan food blog)


Catering, Personal Chef Services & Meal Delivery Services


Bearfoot Catering (vegetarian & vegan catering; Asheville, NC, US)
Breath of Life Oasis (vegan weekly meal service; Tucson, AZ, US)
BuyKind (meal delivery of gourmet meals from vegetarian/vegan restaurants; US)
Certified Orgasmic (organic, vegan, full-service caterer; New Jersey, US)
Devil Spice (vegan personal chef service & catering; Glendale, AZ, US)
Fresh ‘N Lean (Los Angeles-based vegan meal delivery; ships nationally)
Gail’s Vegetarian Catering (catering in the Washington, DC metro area)
GMonkey Mobile (vegan mobile food truck serving the Greater Hartford and New Haven areas of CT)
Gobble Green (gourmet vegan meal delivery service; ships within the U.S.)
HappyCow’s Catering Directory
Ifayomi (vegan & vegetarian personal chef, consultant & event planner; Las Vegas, NV, US)
Lagusta’s Luscious Vegetarian Home Meal Delivery Service (delivers to NYC & Upstate NY)
My Vegan Cuisine (vegan meal delivery service & catering; Miami, FL, US)
Natural Kitchen Chef (personal chef services & cooking classes; NJ, Manhattan, Philadelphia)
Organica Catering Co. (vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free catering; Central Florida, US)
Puro e Semplice (Italian vegan & vegetarian catering; Los Angeles, CA area)
Roast Beets Vegan Catering (Los Angeles, California)
Spork Foods (Los Angeles, CA)
The Vegan Caterer (Portland, OR)
Vegan Rent-A-Chef (chef services for individuals or businesses; catering; workshops; Napa Valley, CA, US)
Veggie Brothers (ships vegan meals in the continental U.S.)
Vegin’ Out (vegan meal delivery & catering in Southern California)
Veg-In-Out Organic Bulk Meals (vegan meal delivery in the Asheville, NC area)
Vitalita Personal Chef Service (available in certain areas of the San Francisco Bay area, CA, US)
Wellness Forum Foods (vegan catering & meal delivery; Worthington, OH, US)


Companion Animals


Boston Baked Bonz (organic vegan dog treats)
VeganCats.com (vegan food for cats & dogs)
VeganVet.net (Armaiti May, DVM, vegan house call veterinarian in the West Los Angeles, CA area)
VegePet (recipes to make vegan food for companion animals & vegan supplements to fill in the gaps)
VegePets (information about meat-based and vegetarian cat & dog diets)


Cooking Classes & Schools


Compassionate Cooks (Oakland, CA)
Curtis Aikens Website (Food TV’s Celebrity Chef)
David’s Pure Vegetarian Kitchen (vegetarian cooking classes in the areas of Portland, OR & Seattle, WA)
Devil Spice (offers group & private cooking classes; Glendale, AZ)
Eco-Cuisine (food service by vegan chef, Ron Pickarski)
Heaven on Earth Vegetarian Institute (Quebec, Canada)
Institute for Culinary Awakening (teaches about organic, plant-based cuisine; Portland, OR)
Introduction to Vegetarian Nutrition and Food Service (VRG’s online course taught by Dr. Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE)
Life Reclaimed Ministries (LRM) (plant-based nutrition and cooking classes; Gainesville/Melrose, Florida area)
Living Light (raw vegan school; Fort Bragg, CA)
Matthew Kenney Academy (living cuisine culinary school; Oklahoma City, OK)
The Natural Epicurean (macrobiotic cooking school – most classes are vegetarian or vegan; Austin, TX, US)
Natural Gourmet Institute (cooking school; New York, NY, US)
Natural Kitchen Cooking School (Princeton, NJ, Manhattan, NY)
Organic Tuscany (cooking classes in Italy; four of the cooking courses are entirely vegetarian)
Spork Foods (offers vegan cooking classes, food consultation & catering; Los Angeles, CA)
Tasty Tuscany (vegetarian cooking school; Italy)
Vegan Culinary Academy (vegan culinary training for chefs, dietitians, food service directors, & home cooks; Napa Valley, CA, US)
Veggie Gourmet (vegan cooking classes; Northern Virginia, US)
Vitalita Vegan Cookbooks
Wellness Forum Foods (vegan cooking classes; Worthington, OH, US)


Cosmetics / Personal Care Products


Note: These companies offer vegetarian & vegan cosmetics, but you may need to check with the company to verify certain ingredients.

Arbonne
Aubrey
B & B Soap Shoppe (all-natural, vegan soap)
Beauty Without Cruelty
Big Moon Mountain (vegan perfume)
Branded J collections (synthetic make-up brushes)
Brendita’s Body Works
Clear Conscience (contact lens solution)
Coastal Classic Creations (organic & eco-friendly soaps)
Cruelty-Free Products (vegan toiletries & make-up; UK)
Ecco Bella
EcoTools (Earth-friendly beauty)
e.l.f. cosmetics (vegan makeup & cosmetics)
Essential Journey: Makers of Soap by the Slice (all-vegan handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles & more)
Exuberance Beauty (vegan, organic & all-natural skincare products)
Faith in Nature (natural beauty products; all-vegetarian & mostly vegan; UK)
Furless (cruelty-free makeup, brushes & more)
Gaia Soaps
Giovanni Cosmetics (vegetarian & mostly vegan hair & body care products)
agoodnightkiss (vegan bath & body products)
Grateful Body (vegan & organic skincare products)
Hard Candy Cosmetics
Harvest Soaps
Howard’s Vegan Soap (vegan bar soap)
Hurraw! Balm (vegan, organic, raw, all natural balm)
Jason Natural
Kindhearted Women (handcrafted & vegan bath, body & baby care products)
Kiss My Face
Lotions & Potions (vegan bath & body products)
Luminaire Body Care Co. (vegan & natural personal care products)
Malcolm’s Miracle (vegan anti-aging hand & body lotion)
Merry Hempsters (vegan lip balms, salves & lotions)
Method (vegan cleaning products)
MuLondon (vegan, natural, organic skincare products)
My Makeup Mirror: Makeup Without Cruelty (site that lists cosmetics that are not tested on animals along with vegan cosmetics)
Nature’s Gate (vegan and cruelty-free personal care products inspired by nature)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% vegan & cruelty-free cosmetics)
Organic Botanics (organic skincare products; UK)
Penns Hill Soap Company (vegan, handcrafted, artisan soap)
PureOlogy (haircare products)
Rare2B (vegan, organic skincare line from Rare Natural Care, Inc.)
Samina Pure Makeup (vegan & halal cosmetics)
Sevi (vegan cosmetics & bodycare products)
Skin All Natural (vegan skincare products)
Soap for Goodness Sake (handmade natural soaps & bath products)
Suki (natural skincare products; no animal testing; vegan except for beeswax in some products)
Surface Hair Care (vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly professional hair products)
Toms of Maine
Urban Decay Cosmetics
Vegan Health and Beauty (UK)


Environmental Information


Down on the Farm, an Endless Cycle of Waste (The New York Times)
The Environmental Food Crisis (UNEP)
Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists (ENN: Environmental News Network; August 31, 2012)
Green Revolution with a Capital G to Feed the World (UNEP)
Overt, Real, & Specific Conservation Behavior Predicted with General Environmental Attitude Kaiser, Florian G. and Byrka, Katarzyna; Environmental Psychology Conference 2007; University of Bayreuth
The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production
Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler (The New York Times)
Animal Farming & The Environment Excerpts from Taking Stock: Animal Farming and the Environment
A Life Connected (Video)
Free-Range Trichinosis (New York Times Op-ed)
VeggiePlace.com (environmental articles & events)
Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts on Food Choices in the United States (ACS Publications)
Sustainable Agriculture Information Links & Resources


Articles on Climate Change/Global Warming


To Cut Global Warming, Swedes Study Their Plates (The New York Times)
Belching cows are a hot topic in climate debate (MSNBC)
Australia Seeks to Cut Animal Gas Emissions (AFP)
Fighting Global Warming with Food (Low-Carbon Choices for Dinner) (Environmental Defense Fund)
Hospitals Will Take Meat Off Menus in Bid to Cut Carbon (The Guardian; UK)
The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change (The Lancet)
WorldWatch’s Livestock and Climate Change – Comments (Stephen Walsh)
Want to Help the Planet? Eat a Salad (The University of Chicago Chronicle)


Articles on Deforestation


New Jungles Prompt a Debate on Rain Forests (The New York Times)
Cattle, not soy, drives Amazon deforestation: report


Articles on Economic Costs

CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Shortages Threaten Farmers’ Key Tool: Fertilizer (International Herald Tribune)
A U.S. Hog Giant Transforms Eastern Europe (The New York Times)
Make meat-eaters pay: Ethicist proposes radical tax (Peter Singer, NY Daily News)


Articles on Farm Animals/Livestock


Industry should promote meat and dairy substitutes ‘like digital technology,’ says ex-World Bank adviser (Food Navigator)
Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks (Worldwatch Institute)
Administration Seeks to Restrict Antibodies in Livestock (The New York Times)
CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Livestock’s Long Shadow – Environmental Issues and Options (LEAD: Livestock, Environment and Development)
Livestock Production: Energy Inputs and the Environment (Cornell Science News)
Intensive Meat Production A Danger to Food Supply, Warns FAO
Paper aims to debunk livestock production ‘myths’


Articles on Nutrition


The Low Carbon Diet (Audubon Magazine)
9 Nutrition Realities (how one’s daily food intake influences the planet; Precision Nutrition)
Drastic reduction in meat and dairy consumption improves impact on the environment (Cornell Chronicle)
How Green Is My Orange? (environmental cost of orange juice) (International Herald Tribune)
What’s Really in Your Fast Food? Rebecca Ruiz, Forbes.com (article about living conditions and diets of animals raised for meat for fast food chains, based on study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; A. Hope Jahren and Rebecca Kraft)
Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
AAAS: Climate-Friendly Dining…Meats (ScienceNews)
Big changes needed to make diets sustainable
Organic data: production, support programs, nutrients, safety, and corporate ownership (Marion Nestle’s blog, Feb 15, 2010)
Veganism & the Environment: By the Numbers Infographic (CulinarySchools.org)


Articles on Water


CAFO conviction: Court holds factory farm accountable for water pollution (grist)
Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells (The New York Times)
Virtual Water Flows Between Nations in Relation to Trade in Livestock and Livestock Products (UNESCO)
Water Footprint (website about the impact of consumption by nations and individuals on water usage)
Lesson: Converting Water into Food (Environmental Health Perspectives)
Want to Avoid a Thirsty Future? Eat Less Meat (Mother Jones; August 29, 2012)


Environmental Products & Retailers


Dolphin Blue (only offers environmentally-responsible & green office supplies)
Eco-Eating
EcoMall
Faith in Nature (household cleaning products; all-vegetarian & mostly vegan; UK)
GreenLine Paper (recycled & environmentally-friendly office supplies)
Green Earth Office Supply (also Sierra Club Vegetarian Initiative)
TheGreenOffice (green office supplies & products)
Green People (directory of products and services)
Planet Save
Quill’s Green Store
Red Jellyfish
(environmental portal)
Seventh Generation (household cleaning products)
Sun & Earth (household cleaning products)
The Environmental Shopper
Under the Nile
(organic cotton infant & children’s apparel; Farmers Market theme is veggie-related)
VeggieGlobal (Vegetarian Portal)
Vintage Engagement Rings (Formerly GreenKarat) – ecologically responsible jewelry


Events


Animals & Society Institute Events
Animal Acres Events
Animal Rights Conference
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Central Florida Earth Day (Orlando, FL)
Central Florida Veg Fest (Orlando, FL)
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival (Charlottesville, VA)
Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) Events (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Farm Sanctuary Events
Gentle Thanksgiving
Institute for Humane Education (IHE)
International Compassionate Living Festival
Meatout
Mercy For Animals (MFA) Events
NOLA Veggie Fest (New Orleans Vegan Food Festival)
Portland VegFest (Portland, OR)
South Florida Vegetarian Events (lists veg events & events where veg food is offered in the tri-county area of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade)
Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) (sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States)
Texas State Veggie Fair (Dallas, TX)
Their Lives, Our Voices (Midwest Animal Advocacy Conference) (Minneapolis, MN)
Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina)
VeganTrek (one man’s journey on foot across the U.S. to spread the word about veganism)
Vegetarian Guides (calendar of international vegetarian & vegan festivals)
Vegetarian Summerfest
VegFest Houston (sponsored by Vegan Society of PEACE; Houston, TX)
VegFest Michigan (sponsored by VegMichigan; Southeast Michigan)
Veggie Pride Parade – Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Veggie Pride Parade – New York (New York City, NY)
Veggie Pride Parade – Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
VRG’s Events Calendar
VRG’s Local Baltimore Area Events
World Animal Day (October 4th)
World Veg Festival Weekend (San Francisco, CA)
World Farm Animals Day (October 2nd)
WorldFest (all-vegan Earth Day Festival)
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale


Food Allergy Information


Allergic Living Magazine
Allergy Advisor (allergy & intolerance software for diagnosis and management)
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Food Allergy Initiative (FAI)
Food Allergy Kitchen
Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP)
Food Allergy Survival Guide
Living Without (magazine for people with allergies & food sensitivities)
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
United States FDA Food Allergens information


Food Pyramids


Vegan Food Guide
Vegan Food Pyramid
Vegan Food Pyramid
Vegetarian Diet Pyramid
Vegetarian Food Pyramid (Loma Linda University, School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition)


Food Safety


E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection The New York Times
Judge to weigh Tyson deal over ‘antibiotic-free’ chicken Baltimore Sun


History of Vegetarianism


Animals and Their Jewish Guardians
Museum of Vegetarianism (from the IVU site)
13 Great Vegetarians From History (slide show)


Investing (Socially Responsible)


GreenMoney Journal (offers many more web resources)
Calvert Group
Domini Social Equity Fund
Rocky Mountain Humane Investing (RMHI)
Social Funds


Job Search


Green Dream Jobs
Green Job Search
Natural Industry Jobs
Vegan Jobs
Vegan Mainstream (marketing services for vegetarians & vegans; vegan job postings)