Resources

The International Vegan Association prepares and distributes educational resources, some of which can be used in public outreach efforts. Here are a few of our publicly available resources, in addition to our blog:

  • Vegan Starter Kit: Respecting Animals Means Going Vegan booklet – The Vegan Starter Kit replaces our long-time vegan advocacy pamphlet, Respecting Animals Means Going Vegan, which started as a piece of literature used in the Boston area and ended up being shipped around the world for use by various grassroots activists. The full color Vegan Starter Kit is 28 pages and affords us to space to offer a moral argument in favor of veganism, a nutrition guide, and some recipes, as well as guidance on what to do after going vegan. View the VSK and request copies for your own use.

  • nutrition-guide-cover-photoDemystifying Vegan Nutrition – First printed in 2011 by the Boston Vegan Association, this pamphlet has been expanded and rolled into the Vegan Starter Kit. It offers an overview of some of the most important aspects of plant-based nutrition. The updated content can be viewed online. See the link above for information on the Vegan Starter Kit and to receive copies.

  • Position Papers. We occasionally release position papers that clarify or explain important aspects of our mandate, when these issues could not be appropriately explored in a short blog post. They are available as PDFs for easy sharing. Printed copies are popular takeaways at activist tables, as they address some major questions people have regarding welfare reforms, whether it’s always wrong to consume animal products, and why we discourage donations.

  • FAQs. We currently offer a set of frequently asked questions about veganism. This FAQ is intended for individuals who are beginning to think about veganism and animal rights. We have no current plans to produce printed copies of our FAQs, but we encourage you to share links to these resources with your friends, family, and colleagues.