Leading the campaign for vegan rights
An international alliance of vegan legal professionals
The International Vegan Rights Alliance is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation, and the foundational and leading authority on the subject of veganism and law. The principles and facts that ground the existence of the IVRA have been promoted since 2012 to encourage the growth of a network that can advocate in a new way for nonhuman animals. This knowledge base is enhanced by country representatives, who have unique and specialist knowledge of the relationship of veganism to law in their respective countries.
The ethos of the IVRA is that veganism is the lived expression of ethical responsibility to nonhuman animals. Under international law vegans are entitled to a social order that respects their right to live according to the ethical conviction that it is morally wrong to appropriate, abuse and exploit nonhuman animals. The IVRA is the first organised vegan rights pressure group that aims to raise awareness of the legal recognition of veganism and how vegans can be accommodated under the terms of international and European rights and equality legislation.
Why vegan rights
For ethical vegans, veganism is a life directing moral and philosophical belief. But we know that vegans are not properly accommodated.
Claiming our vegan rights in law contributes to anti-anthropocentric and anti-speciesist discourse, and helps dismantle violent, exploitative, humanocentric practices.