The Boston Vegan Association (BVA) is dedicated to educating the public and its volunteers about veganism and animal rights advocacy, toward the end of abolishing all forms of animal use. The BVA holds that all forms of animal use are wrong and that each person has a moral obligation to be vegan.
The BVA rejects all forms of advocacy that seek to reform, regulate, or otherwise make the human use of animals more humane, on the grounds that such activities are counterproductive to the goal of ending animal use. For the same reason, the BVA rejects all forms of advocacy that seek to end only particular uses of animals. Instead, the BVA commits its resources exclusively to nonviolent vegan education. The BVA holds that educating people about veganism and vegan advocacy is the only way to make progress toward ending animal use.
For its volunteers, the BVA runs reading-and-discussion groups on animal rights ideology, as well as an ongoing advocacy-practice group intended to help give volunteers the tools necessary to succeed as advocates. For members of the public, the BVA hosts a variety of reading groups, film screenings, debates, and public discussions.
Newcomers to veganism
Whether you're curious about veganism, already transitioning to being vegan, or a recent vegan who would like to read more about the reasons behind being vegan, please start by visiting our FAQ. Afterward, you may want to read our start page for more details information on why to go vegan, as well as our becoming vegan page for tips on making the transition.
We also recommend checking out our Respecting Animals pamphlet and our vegan nutrition summary.
Newcomers to the BVA
If you're looking to learn more about upcoming Boston Vegan Association activities, including our monthly meetings and newcomer orientations, see our Events Calendar. Check out our online discussion forums to connect with area vegans and to delve into veganism and animal rights discussions or to plan activities. Note: you must register or sign in to view the forums. Please upload an avatar when you fill out your profile so that we can get to know you better.