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.