Animal Rights Groups

The following animal rights groups focus on farm animals and vegan outreach.


Toronto Vegetarian Association
Inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more peaceful lifestyle. Try the veggie challenge, visit the folks at the resource centre, attend the Veg Food Fest, browse the Vegetarian Directory, and recipe sites.

Animal Rights Toronto logo
If you are interested in animal rights issues and events in Toronto and surrounding areas, this is the place to go. You will find a calendar of events, and links to organizations and resources to help create a just world for animals.

CanadianCoalitionForFarmAnimalsCanadian Coalition for Farm Animals
(CCFA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals raised for food in Canada through public education, legislative change and consumer choice. CCFA supporters are animal protection organizations across Canada representing over 120,000 Canadians.

CEFTA.orgCanadians for Ethical Treatment of Farmed Animals (CETFA)
CETFA’s purpose is to promote the humane treatment of animals raised for food. We exist to work towards the compassionate treatment of animals raised for food.

DXE_Direct_action_everywhere_170Direct Action Everywhere – DxE’s mission is to empower activists to take strong and confident action wherever animals are being denigrated, enslaved, or killed, and create a world where animal liberation is a reality. We use creative nonviolent protest to tell the animals’ story. We are not afraid to push boundaries and even polarize the debate. Join a local chapter and participate in a monthly global day of action.

Farm_170Farm Animal Rights Movement
FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health.

October 2nd is World Day for Farmed Animals, a day dedicated to exposing and memorializing the needless suffering and slaughter of farmed animals.

With tens of billions of animals killed for food each year, we need your voice to help us stand up and speak out! Join activist around the world inpledging to #FastAgainstSlaughter and/or requesting 200 brouchures to pass out on October 2nd.

MercyForAnimals_logoMercy for Animals Canada
Creating a society where animals are treated with the respect and compassion, campaigns include the rotten truth – egg production, undercover investigations, pro-veg TV ads.


PetaPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
PETA engages in public education, investigations, legislation, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns to help animals on factory farms, in labs, in the clothing trade, and in entertainment

Toronto Pig SaveToronto Pig Save
Toronto Pig Save’s mission is to collectively bear witness of animals sent to slaughterhouses. Our approach is to use a Tolstoyan/Gandhian love-based approach to community organizing in order to build a mass-based, grassroots, animal rights movement.

Animal Alliance of Canada
Working on legislative advocacy initiatives to protect animals and the environment, including Environment Voters, North America’s first environmental and animal protection political party

Animal Experience International
AIE is a group which helps connect animal loving people with animal organizations in need of volunteers around the world.

Animal Rights Kollective (Ark II) Toronto
Promoting animal rights in Toronto area — campaigns around farmed animals, veganism, animals used for textiles, animals in laboratories, hunting and fishing, and companion animals, including strays and over-breeding.

Compassion in World Farming (UK)

Farm Sanctuary (U.S.)
Promoting compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. Visit the farm and spend time with the animals, learn the truth behind the labels such as organic, free range

Humane Society International – Canada (HSI)
Working to protect all animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, and advocacy

International Fund for Animal Welfare – Canada (IFAW)
Working for animal welfare, preventing animal cruelty and abuse, protecting wildlife and providing animal rescue

International Vegetarian Union – IVU Global
Global network of independent organizations which are promoting vegetarianism worldwide — founded in 1908

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Marine wildlife conservation organization using direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action in matters of defending ocean species provides a list of humane societies, rescues, and shelters for dogs, cats, donkeys, rabbits, horses, parrots, wildlife and more

Toronto Wildlife Centre
Striving to help people and wildlife through rescuing wildlife and public education.

Vegan Outreach
Promoting informed, ethical eating via advocacy booklets, including free ‘Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating’

The Vegan Society UK
The UK Vegan Society – lots of nutrition information

The Vegetarian Society (UK)
The oldest vegetarian organization in the world. Founded in 1847. Excellent environment reasons to go veg, “Vegetarians Do Not Eat Fish” campaign

Campaigning on behalf of animals killed for food, campaigns include when pigs cry, meet the real dairy producers, stand up for chickens

We Animals
Photojournalism to challenge boundaries between humans and other animals and to encourage humanity to widen our circle of compassion.

Zoocheck Canada
Protecting animals in captivity and in the wild – zoos, performing animals, educational programs; national and international campaigns