Vegan and Animal Rights Organizations in Milwaukee
Get out there and get involved! Are you new to Milwaukee or veganism? Join an organization and meet like-minded people! Do you want to do your share for animal rights? You can do that right here with several animal rights organizations nearby taking action for animals every day.
Milwaukee Area Vegan Meetup Group - They meet once a month for potlucks at the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Branch.
RAW MILWAUKEE Meetup - Join to attend monthly potlucks of raw and living foods!
Milwaukee Vegans Facebook Group - This group is a huge collection of Milwaukee area vegans that share tips and thoughts about being vegan in our town. It's a great group!
Milwaukee Vegans of Color Group - They aim to connect folks of color in Milwaukee who are Vegan or Vegetarian--Their meetups are safe spaces. This link is to their events page, but they also have a Facebook group for people to join the discussion.
Vegan Spirituality Milwaukee - Another Facebook group, but this one is focused on offering a place to gather and explore veganism as a spiritual practice. Members meet monthly to discuss various ethical/spiritual topics, share vegan food, and provide support.
Vegan Lady Boss - Milwaukee - The Milwaukee branch of a national group that supports and empowers vegan women to change the world. It is an all vegan, all female, trans-inclusive club. Those who are vegan and self-identify as women are welcome to join. Vegan Ladyboss is a global network of vegan women who connect in in-person meetings.
Milwaukee Veg Expo - Usually occurs in May of each year!
Midwest Vegan Fest - Usually occurs in April of each year!
Vegan Sol Food & Drink Expo - Creator Rain Truth is planning another event for fall--watch here for details!
Vegan Wisconsin Facebook Group - A vegan group that spans the whole state. Great for those who are outside of the Milwaukee metro area or who like to travel throughout the state.
Citizens United for Animals: CUFA - This animal rights group meets monthly to discuss pending legislation, pending campaigns and more. Here's where you can start getting active for the animals.
Direct Action Everywhere - "DxE is a platform, not an organization. Anyone who takes action in accordance with these principles - notably, species equality - is part of DxE." Find the local Wisconsin chapter here to get active for animals. DxE fights against speciesism in society. Speciesism is the set of oppressive ideologies that perpetuates this violent exploitation of nonhuman animals. DxE regards living vegan as one crucial expression of anti-speciesist philosophy, but not the only one. To truly oppose speciesism, we must take comprehensive direct action to change the world for all animals, and living vegan is just part of this.
Anonymous for the Voiceless: Milwaukee Chapter - "Anonymous for the Voiceless is an animal rights organisation that specializes in street activism. Through the use of local standard-practice footage, we expose the public to what they are intentionally hidden from when it comes to animal exploitation. Combining this with a value-based sales approach and resource literature, we fully equip the public with everything they need in switching to a vegan lifestyle. We hold an abolitionist stance on animal exploitation."
Wisconsin Animal Save - The Save Movement is comprised of groups around the world who bear witness of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals being sent to slaughter. Their goals are to raise awareness, to help people become vegan, and to build a grassroots animal justice movement. They encourage you to bear witness of animals sent to slaughter in Wisconsin.
Primates Incorporated - Located in the Madison area, this group is focused on improving the quality of life for monkeys retiring from research facilities, private ownerships, and the entertainment industry. Visit their website to get involved!
Alliance for Animals - An established Madison organization that is now expanding into Milwaukee, AFAE hosts a range of activities from events and speakers to activist and educational demonstrations. Visit allanimals.org for more information and to get involved.
Autumn Farm Sanctuary - A newer farm animal sanctuary located in Cedarburg.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary - Located in Madison, this was Wisconsin's first farm sanctuary saving needy farm animals and spreading the word of compassion through educational youth outreach programs. Check out their site for details on tours, volunteering and fundraisers.
Tiny Hooves Rescue - Located in Somers, Wisconsin, they are "dedicated to the rescue and rehab of farm animals and inspiring the change in the human and animal bond." Go for a visit or try voluteering!
SoL Criations Farm Sanctuary - They are a "small, family run farm sanctuary located in Endeavor, Wisconsin. We wish to inspire a shift in perspective. One of peace and gentle reverence for all life. To empower hearts and minds to reawaken our connection with animals and the Earth."