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 Veg PoC 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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Conservation Group - Founded in 2008 by Michael and Jordan Turner, the Global Conservation Group has grown to be Wisconsin's largest animal advocacy and rescue organization. They provide assistance to companion, wild and agricultural animals.
Autumn Farm Sanctuary - A newer farm animal sanctuary located in Cedarburg.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary - Located in Madison, this is Wisconsin's first and only 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.