A Vacaville-based sanctuary for farmed animals. Contact for tour and volunteer information.
Animal Protection Institute
A national animal advocacy organization based in Sacramento.
Bay Area Animal Rights Network (BAARN)
A network of Bay Area animal activists. Join the BAARN email
list to be notified of upcoming events or pertinent local news,
or to let other activist know of events you have planned.
Bay Area Vegetarians (BAV)
Holds advocacy, outreach, and social events around the Bay Area
and provides great support for new vegetarians. If you're new
to the area or to vegetarianism and are looking for advice or to meet other vegetarians, this is the email list to join.
Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy
UC-Berkeley's student animal advocacy group.
Bite Back Vegan Society
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Grassroots animal advocacy group. Check out its great calendar
for upcoming events.
Center for Informed Food Choices
Educates the public about food policy issues related to healthy
eating. Based in Berkeley.
Circle of Life
Founded by Julia Butterfly Hill, Circle of Life activates people
through education, inspiration and connection to live in a way
that honors the diversity and interdependence of all life. Based
in Berkeley, CA.
Offers vegetarian cooking classes perfect for both aspiring
and long-time vegetarians. Check out their fantastic new veg
East Bay Animal Advocates
All-volunteer grassroots animal advocacy organization focused
on farmed animal issues and holding frequent events throughout
the East Bay.
The Empathy Project
Offers free presentations about animal and environmental issues, including vegetarianism,
to schools and community groups in the Bay Area. Based in San
A national advocacy organization and sanctuary for farmed animals,
located near Chico, in Orland, CA. Contact for tour information.
In Defense of Animals
A national advocacy organization based in Marin that coordinates some local events on various animal rights issues.
Running a mobile market serving West Oakland, and stocked
with locally grown organic produce, People's Grocery is a nonprofit
that recognizes that access to healthy food is a social justice
San Francisco Vegetarian Society
Holds monthly potlucks and regular events featuring fantastic
Addresses the terrible environmental consequences of factory
farming and promotes vegetarianism to environmentally concerned
people and organizations.
Uses video footage to expose the treatment of animals used for
food. Visit the site to find out when VegVideo will be airing
next on public access, or to order a free video.
A national advocacy organization focused on promoting vegetarianism/veganism
and increasing protections for farmed animals. Based in Davis,
CHOICE (Citizens for Healthy Options in Children's Education)
National organization working to expand the vegetarian and vegan offerings in school cafeterias across the country.
Compassion Over Killing
Animal advocacy organization focused on farmed animal issues. Based in Washington, D.C.
Mercy for Animals
Grassroots animal advocacy organization focused on farmed animal issues. Based in Ohio.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
The largest animal rights group in the country. Based in Norfolk, VA.
Protecting Animals, USA
Grassroots animal advocacy organization focused on farmed animal issues. Based in Chicago.
National animal advocacy organization focused on promoting a vegetarian
or vegan diet.
National, based in San Francisco
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