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Farm Animal Sanctuaries Educate the Public

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Farm animal sanctuaries — those idyllic places where a lucky few animals rescued from the harsh world of industrialized agriculture live out lives of peace and companionship in green pastures and warm barns. Sanctuaries bring people face-to-face with animals that many know only as food on their plates. Where else can you rub a pig’s belly or scratch a cow between the ears? Sanctuary visitors learn that each animal is a unique individual with a personality, intelligence, and social relationships, but they also learn about...

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25 Ideas to Inspire Your Animal Rights Activism

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From the child who asks her parents where meat comes from, launching her family on a vegan journey, to the attorney arguing cases to improve the lives of billions of factory farmed animals, animal rights activism takes many forms. Each person who lives a vegan lifestyle or marches for animal rights is one more voice speaking up for animals. And, lucky for us, there are infinite opportunities for compassionate action every day. Whether you made the connection 25 days or 25 years ago, you may...

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Celebrating 10 Years Supporting the Vegan Movement

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VegFund is celebrating! If we lit a candle on our (vegan) birthday cake for every outreach event that we’ve funded, we’d be blowing out nearly 5,000 candles! So take a big breath! It’s 2019, and VegFund is commemorating its 10th year of supporting vegan outreach. Launched from a single act of compassion in 2008, VegFund and our global activist network has grown to include more than 2,000 activists in 50 countries around the world. Now, if we lit a candle on that birthday cake to...

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Million Dollar Vegan

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About the campaign Million Dollar Vegan is a campaign seeking to raise awareness of some of the world’s most pressing issues and to tackle them by engaging with world leaders, institutions, and individuals, and inspiring positive dietary change. From the founders of the internationally successful Veganuary campaign, Million Dollar Vegan aims to “inspire people to make more conscious, sustainable and benevolent choices, to turn their attention to the abundance of plant-based foods available to them, and to adopt a plant-based diet.” Animal agriculture has devastating...

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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story

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Film screenings are a powerful tool for creating social change. They can move hearts and inspire action — and with 2019 off to a great start for veganism, there’s never been a better time to embrace their power to influence your audience. On that note, VegFund is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story. Bring this award-winning documentary to your town with the support of a film screenings grant and help raise awareness for the plight of the Asian...

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The Economist predicts: 2019 — “Year of the Vegan”

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“2019 will be the year veganism goes mainstream” The Economist proclaimed in late December, dubbing this the “Year of the Vegan.” The Guardian agrees, noting that on the first Sunday of the year alone, Veganuary’s vegan pledge program saw 14,000 pledge to try vegan, with a total of “more than 250,000 people signing up to Veganuary in 193 countries.” Learn more about Veganuary’s game-changing program! The plant-based foods market is booming in response to consumer demand for plant-based alternatives, most notably meat and dairy. Leading...

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Do one thing more in 2019

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Besides the actions you take every day — your food choices, the clothing you wear, the care and respect you show your animal friends, your everyday activism — make a New Year’s resolution to take one action more for the animals and the planet in 2019. Large or small. I’m new to this — how do I get started? If you’re new to activism — or maybe you’ve volunteered but never organized an event — get your toes wet with a simple food-sampling event. Most...

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