- Print copies of NARN’s popular restaurant guide for yourself and to give friends.
- NARN also offers this handy list of vegan meats, milks, cheese and other animal-friendly products.
- Shop at Vegan Haven, Washington’s only vegan-only grocery store. It’s volunteer-run, and proceeds go to Pigs Peace Sanctuary (see below). Because this is a Northwest resource guide, it seems only fair to mention Food Fight! Grocery in Portland, Ore., and Vegan Supply in Vancouver, B.C.
Vegan and vegan-friendly establishments abound in the Northwest, as do wildlife resources, rescues and sanctuaries. Here’s a partial roundup:
Caring for Wildlife
Three organizations in the Puget Sound area rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. Calling first is a good idea, to check hours and to be sure they will care for the animal you have. In fledgling season, for example, they may recommend that you leave a fledgling bird on your lawn for a day or so. And some rescues will euthanize rather than rehabilitate non-native animals such as eastern gray squirrels.
- Center Valley Animal Rescue (West of Seattle in Quilcene, WA)
- Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), just north of Seattle in Lynnwood
- Sarvey Wildlife in Arlington, WA)
- Puget Sound WildCare (in Kent, WA)
If you’re closer to the Oregon border, there’s also Portland Audubon.
Advocating for Wildlife
For more information about how to advocate for wolves, coyotes and other Northwest wildlife, check out these websites:
- Center for Biological Diversity – advocacy group based on Pacific Coast
- Predator Defense – advocacy group based in Washington
- Speak for Wolves – annual wildlife conference in Oregon
- Project Coyote – coyote advocacy group
- Cascadia Wildlands– advocacy group based in Oregon
- Wildlands Defense – advocacy group based in Idaho
Some of the best non-human animal encounters and snuggles happen during sanctuary tours. Some of the most exciting evenings out are fundraisers for those same sanctuaries. And some of the best volunteer action around is at, you guessed it. Here’s the glorious lineup:
Looking for a new family member? Or a place to volunteer? Or drop of towels and linens (rescues always need these!)? Here’s a (non-comprehensive) list of rescue groups in the Pacific Northwest:
Because it’s the Northwest, where people have a tendency to spend more time looking at their shoes than each other, community groups — especially for newcomers — are essential. Check out NARN’s monthly letter-writing events and these established groups:
Are you raising a vegan family? Do you have questions about nutrition, how to talk to your kids about animal rights issues, or want to meet other families who are raising compassionate vegan children? Check out these resources for support and community building:
Other Advocacy Groups
These Northwest groups advocate for animals and a vegan lifestyle, often as the foundation for more wide-ranging endeavors:
- Aphro-ism – dedicated to black feminist thought and critical analysis
- Black Vegans Rock – a digital space that seeks to highlight and celebrate black vegans who are doing incredible work everyday.
- Faunalytics – promotes research and knowledge to help advocates improve the way people view and treat animals.
- Hip Hop is Green
- Humane Voters of Washington
- Liberation BC
- Sistah Vegan – a critical race feminist’s journey through the “post racial” ethical food scape
- Striving with Systems – intersectional perspectives on total liberation
- The 300 Pound Vegan – all about being a powerful vegan
- Vegan Hip Hop Movement – where food justice with a plant-based/decolonial diet perspective meet hip hop and where we explore the intersections of other animal/human/earth liberation.