Conference 2019

Leading the campaign for vegan rights

An international alliance of vegan legal professionals

The International Vegan Rights Alliance is a grassroots, not-for-profit network of individuals, 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 network members from around the world, 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 vegan rights pressure network 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.

Our Mission

The core mission of the IVRA is to contribute to dismantling speciesist prejudice. We endeavour to achieve this by establishing and promoting the grounds for the legal protection of vegans and by campaigning for changes in law, social policies and practices.


Working together

The IVRA relies on the work of volunteers in the network who promote vegan rights in their countries, inform the IVRA of unfair treatment, discrimination and legal cases concerning vegans. Individuals of the IVRA network commit to using law to promote veganism for the benefit of nonhuman animals and do not publicly criticise or engage in public shaming of other groups or individuals in the animal rights movement.

The broader opinions, views and campaign strategies of individuals in the IVRA network do not necessarily reflect the core mission of the IVRA and the IVRA does not necessarily support or condone statements made by individual in the IVRA network or the strategies and policies they may promote. Individuals in the IVRA network are diverse and they are able to set aside any differences and come together in recognition that veganism is an important issue for law and legal practice.
The owner of this website is not a legal professional and rely on the kind contribution of individuals in the network for the information presented. The information provided is not and should not be considered legal advice..
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There is no established body of vegan law but the individuals in the IVRA network endeavour to apply legal principles and existing law to veganism and develop a body of knowledge to that effect.