People And Organizations Aligned With Our Goals

Bite Size Vegan – She’s small but mighty.

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) – As the name implies, their focus is on activism – demonstrations, marches, rescues, etc.

Dr. Melanie Joy, Beyond Carnism – Dedicated to exposing and transforming carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals. Melanie Joy is the author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.

Durham Veg – Eastern-most social group of the Toronto Vegetarian Society. Meet-ups appear to be mostly in South Durham e.g. Oshawa, Whitby, etc.

Esther The Wonder Pig – Two men and their pig, right here in Ontario! Esther is world famous, and a hoot!

Free From Harm – Farmed animal education, rescue, and advocacy.

Gary Francione – An American legal scholar, known for his work on animal rights theory. See also

Gary Yourofsky – Very outspoken and passionate animal rights speaker and former activist

GTA Vegans – Greater Toronto Area Vegans

In Defense of Animals (IDA)

Kindness in a Crockpot – Meditation and vegan dinner, 2nd Friday of every month, in Woodville, Ontario.

Mercy For Animals – A vast collection of short videos by Dr. Michael Greger validating the benefits of a plant-based diet based on his analysis of available research

Paul Watson/Sea Shepherd – Activism on the high seas.

PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Peter Singer – Author of “Animal Liberation”, an early catalyst for the animal rights movement.

Philip Wollen – A former banking executive who is now a prominent member of the animal rights movement.

Rich Roll – A vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate. Check out his podcasts here.

/r/vegan – A Reddit sub-reddit for vegans. See also /r/vegetarian.

Sugar And Starch – A YouTube channel by one of our members (Lauren Christine)

Toronto Pig Save – They hold frequent vigils at slaughter houses and attempt to show kindness to the pigs as they arrive on the trucks. There is a similar “Chicken Save” and “Cow Save”, and they have set the model for similar vigils in other countries, raising awareness of the plight of these animals as they are taken to their death.

The Toronto Vegetarian Society – Lots of additional links and info on their site.

Vegan Journal of a Rancher’s Wife – Very interesting story behind this. See also Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

Vegan Outreach – Focuses on exposing the suffering of farmed animals through the widespread distribution of booklets promoting plant-based eating.

Veg News – The name says it all.

Vegan Sidekick – A comic strip mostly about the inane arguments put forth by meat-eaters

We Animals – Toronto photographer Jo-Anne McArthur’s site. Jo-Anne’s photographs document the plight of animals all over the world. She is the subject of the documentary “The Ghosts In Our Machine”, and it is her photograph on our home page.

Rescues and Sanctuaries:

Check their websites for information on volunteering and tours. A list of additional sanctuaries can be found here on the Toronto Vegetarian Society’s website.

Cedar Row – Near Stratford, Ontario

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home – Right here in Uxbridge, Ontario!

Farm Sanctuary – Watkins Glen, New York

FrogHollow – West of Brantford, Southwest of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Happily Ever Esther – Near Campbellville, Ontario. The home of Esther The Wonder Pig and her animal companions.

Happy Tails – Near Kingston, Ontario

Home Free Farm – Harrowsmith, Ontario

Karuna Lane – Mount Forest, Ontario. This is also a farm stay that serves vegan food!

Milo’s Mission – Keswick, Ontario

Penny Lane – Saint Pascal, near Ottawa, Ontario

Piebird – Near Nipissing, Ontario (and Algonquin Park). Not only a sanctuary, but also a place you can stay overnight and be fed vegan food.

Ralphy’s Retreat – In Norfolk County, Ontario

Refuge RR – Alexandria, Ontario

Ruby Ranch – Arthur, Ontario

Smokey Rock Farm – In Muskoka, Ontario

Story Book Farm – Primate Sanctuary, Sunderland, Ontario

Wishing Well – Near Bradford, Ontario