List of Organizations of Animal Care & Nonviolent Activities

By Mr. Pramoda Chitrabhanu

 

 

1.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
501 Front St., Norfolk, VA, USA 23510, Tele : 757-622-PETA (7382), Fax : 757-622-0457, Website : www.peta-online.org, E-Mail : peta@norfolk.infi.net 
Exposes animals abuse and promote respect for animals. Its credo is, "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment." PETA is probably the largest organization of its kind, now has global presence in many countries.

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
P. O. Box 6322, Washington DC, USA 20015, Tele : 202-686-2210, Fax : 202-686-2216, Website : www.pcrm.org, E-Mail : pcrm@pcrm.org
Comprised of physicians and lay members; promotes nutrition, preventive medicine, and ethical research practices; publishers of Good Medicine magazine. PCRM is all pro-animals! Not only they stand for strictly vegetarian diets, but also against using animals in laboratories. They lobby hard in the Congress for eliminating meat and dairy from food pyramid, which is taught in schools and used as a guideline for serving lunches.

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Vegetarian Resource Group
P. O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD, USA 21203, Tele: 410-366-8343, Fax : 410-366-8804, Website : www.vrg.org
Dedicated to health, ecology, ethics, and world hunger education; produces and sells books and pamphlets. One also finds vegetarian and vegan recipes, vegetarian and vegan nutrition information, vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, Vegetarian Journal excerpts, vegetarian travel information, vegetarian and vegan brochures, and even a Vegetarian Game. Also their travel guide for restaurants at www.veg.org/veg/Guide/USA is most useful.

4.

Beauty Without Cruelty - India
4, Prince of Wales' Drive, Post Box 1518, Wanowrie, Pune-411040, India, Website : www.bwcindia.org
The organization in India, Beauty Without Cruelty, strives to educate the people about various aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle. They define it as "A way of life which causes no creature of land, sea, or air, terror, torture or death."

5.

American Vegan Society
P. O. Box H, Malaga, NJ, USA 08328, Tele : 609-694-2887
Has an extensive list of available vegetarian books and sponsors annual conferences; oldest American vegetarian organization.

6.

Vegan Outreach
10410 Forbes Road, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15235, Website : www.veganoutreach.org
Distributes the informative booklet, Why Vegan?

7.

Earth Save
600 Distillery Commons, Suite. 200, Louisville, KY, USA 40206, Tele : 502-589-7676, Website : www.earthsave.org, E-Mail : earthsave@aol.com
An organization committed to environmental and health education; provides materials and support for people who are becoming vegetarian.

8.

Vegan Action
P. O. Box 4353, Berkeley, CA, USA 94704-0353, Tele : 510-654-6297, Website : www.vegan.org
Distributes information on vegan diets and lifestyles and campaigns for the increased availability of vegan foods.

9.

North American Vegetarian Society
P. O. Box 72, Dolgeville, NY, USA 13329, Tele : 518-568-7970, Web: www.cyberveg.org/navs & www.navs-online.org, E-Mail : navs@telenet.net
Dedicated to the promotion of vegetarianism through education, publications and annual conferences.

10.

Humane Farming Association
1550 California St., Suite 6, San Francisco, CA, USA 94109, Tele : 415-771-2253, Website : www.hfa.org, E-Mail : hfa@hfa.org 
Leads a national campaign to stop factory farms from misusing chemicals, abusing farm animals, and misleading the American public. Runs the nation's largest farm animal refuge.

11.

Farm Sanctuary
3100 Aikens Road, Watkins Glen, NY, USA 14891, Tele : 530-865-4617, Fax : 530-865-4622, Website : www.farmsanctuary.org
Works to prevent the abuses in animal farming through legislation, investigative campaigns, education, and direct rescue programs. Operates shelters for rescued farm animals.

12.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America
6938 Reliance Rd., Federalsburg, MD, USA 21632, Tele : 410-754-5550, Website : www.jewishveg.com, E-Mail : jewishveg@mail.com

13.

Indain American Dietetic Association ( IADA)
Rita Shah, Batheja, MS RD CDN
Founder, Indian American Dietetic Association
825 Van Buren Street, Baldwin Harbor, NY 11510, USA, Tele : 516-868-0605, E-Mail : krbat1@juno.com

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14. American Dietetic Association (ADA)
ADA's Consumer Nutrition Hotline, Tele : 1-800-366-1655, 9:00 AM To 4:00 PM Central Time, Website : www.eatright.org/catalog 

15.

Plenty International
P. O. Box 394, Summertown, TN, USA 38483, Website : www.plenty.org, E-Mail : plenty1@usit.net
Has worked with villages around the world since 1979 to enhance nutrition and local food self-sufficiency through vegetarianism.

16.

The Animals' Voice
420, East South Temple # 240, Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111, Tele : 801-539-8100, Website : www.animalsvoice.com
This site contains what used to be a hard-printed a complete magazine on web, all dedicated to, as the name says, "Animal's Voice." Which is one of the oldest magazines.

17.

The Ark Trust, Inc.
P. O. Box 8191, Universal City, CA, USA 91618-8191, Tele : (818) 501-2ARK (2275), Fax (818) 501-2226, Website : www.arktrust.org, E-Mail : genesis@arktrust.org 
The Ark Trust organization, honoring Hollywood and multi medica celebrities and authors presenting pro-animal issues. Their motto is, "Cruelty Cannot Stand Spotlight." Their annual Genesis Awards are televised on Animal Planet Channel.

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Enviro Link Network, Website : www.envirolink.netforchange.com
Here is a catchall for all the other sites that you may want to search for. This site provides a huge list of linkages in various areas of environmental issues, including the ones listed above.

 

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Information Courtesy : Mr. Pravin K. Shah
Chairperson Jaina Education Committee
 Federation of Jain Associations in North America 
509, Carriage Woods Circle Raleigh, NC 27607-3969, USA 
E-Mail : pkshah1@attglobal.net

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