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While not a comprehensive list, here's a starting point to get connected with the local community and other resources to learn more about vegetarianism and animal rights.

bay area groups
eating out
local resources
other california groups


bay area groups

Action for Animals 510/652-5603 More Info:
Bay Area Animal Rights Network
Bay Area Vegetarians - Events, bulletin board, discussion & events mailing lists
Bay Area Jewish Vegetarians
Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA)
Citizens for Cruelty Free Circuses (650) 369-5533
Contra Costa Vegetarians - Monthly potlucks coordinated via announcement only list. More Info:
EarthSave 2 local chapters in Bay Area and North Bay (408) 380-1214, (415) 383-9143
East Bay Animal Advocates (925) 487-4419
EcoVegEvents Calendar calendar of environmental and veg/animal rights events
Freedom for Animals (415) 756-4233
PAW PAC - California's political action committee for animals
Peninsula Macrobiotic Community
S.F. LiFE - San Francisco Living Foods Enthusiasts 415-751-2806
San Francisco Vegetarian Society (415) 273-LIV1
Silicon Valley In Defense of Animals
Small Planet
Soy Happy!
Veggie Singles
Vigil for Animals - protests the abuse of animals in medical research at UCSF. Leafleting on the 24th of every month (and selected Thursdays with In Defense of Animals). More info: 415-751-3756

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eating out

Downtown SF Restaurants
Local Restaurant Reviews
Rainbow Grocery - San Francisco
- Clyde has a comprehensive local vegetarian restaurant list you can request via email.
- Find l
ocal and international veg restaurants.

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local resources

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center - Eating Sustainably Guide Palo Alto
Compassionate Cooks (cooking classes in Oakland)
Find your State Legislators

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other california groups/resources

Animal Place, Vacaville, (707) 449-4814
Farm Sanctuary, Orland, (530) 865-4617
GoVegan Radio Show Sun 6 pm, KYCY 1550 AM
In Defense of Animals (office in Marin)
Sacramento Vegetarian Society 916-554-7090
Vegans of Monterey County
VIVA! USA (office in Davis) (530) 759-8482

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Animals Voice
Animal People Online - online version of the Animal Rights newspaper "Animal People". Extensive archives.
Compassion over Killing
HappyCow's Global Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Stores
Michael Greger, MD
Dr. John McDougall, MD
Food Studies Institute

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Free Veg Starter Kit and plethora of resources. (757) 622-PETA
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
United Poultry Concerns (757) 678-7875
Vegan Outreach (412) 968-0268
Veggie Jews International Jewish organization.
VegNews - North America's monthly vegetarian newspaper. Free Sample issue. Sponsor of VegFair.

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BAV Vegan Food Parties Recipes
Compassionate Cooks
IVU searchable database (over 1800 in English)

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BAV's list of Best Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbooks
Animal Liberation (Singer)
Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution (Robbins)
Fast Food Nation (Schlosser)
Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating (Marcus)

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Q: Who said this?
“But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.”

A: Plutarch

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