Yep, simple and straight-forward: Which are the main veg*n organizations, collectives, etc. in Latin America? In which countries does each organization work?

Answer to the comments. Since Riker asks for the meaning of "main" word I suggest to mean it as in the common language; so this would mean "more popular, bigger, most known, most active organizations, etc." Additionally a look on the definition could be useful: "chief in size, extent, or importance; principal; leading."

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    I think this is off-topic, as it's asking for a (possibly open-ended) list. And 'main' is a pretty subjective word, so it's partially opinion-based. – Riker Feb 13 '17 at 23:57
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    @EasterlyIrk I would say that by specifying the Latin America region the question is narrow enough to be answered effectively within the format encouraged on this site. While "list of" answers are frowned upon, this one likely won't be too long beacuse of the main keyword - which, while, as you say, subjective, can be easily understood as the ones with the biggest impact/member base, which will make the answers short enough to fit. As for the opinion-basedness, I believe that things like size of the member base are factual enough for not making the answers too much opinionated. – Alexander Rossa Feb 14 '17 at 0:17
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    I'd like to see a better definition of 'main' then. Also, for the sake of future policy, I don't think we should allow even one. I don't want to open the door for "Main Vegn organizations in China", "Main Vegn organizations in US", "Main Veg*n organizations in EU", etc. – Riker Feb 14 '17 at 15:23
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    @Riker While I understand your apprehension to that, veganism and vegetarianism can be individual as much as it can be collective, depending on one's viewpoint. People are likely to look for organizations that can connect them with like-minded people in their vicinity and look for locally tailored advice and activities. The way I see it, these questions are simply bound to arise and can either be constantly closed and unanswered or answered once and for all to benefit from. This could perhaps be a meta question to let community decide before public beta. – Alexander Rossa Feb 15 '17 at 20:47
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    Veg*n is equivalent to say "vegan or vegetarian". – Attilio Feb 18 '17 at 17:24

IAA - Instituto Abolicionista Animal (the Animal Abolitionism Institute) is the only organization based out of Brazil (that I know if) that is working to advance animal rights and encouraging dietary change.

The Good Food Institute is a US-based organization advocating for plant-based meat, dairy, and egg substitutes which has a director stationed in Brazil.

And in Ecuador there is La Revolución de la Cuchara ("The revolution of the spoon") promoting vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.


There are also a few non-vegan groups working on animal humane issues:

Mercy For Animals, an international non-profit dedicated to protecting farmed animals, has recently branched out into Latin America and Brazil:

Mercy For Animals Latin America

Mercy For Animals Brazil

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