Welcome to NZ Vegan, inspired by the Abolitionist Movement for Animal Rights, based on and inspired by the theory of The Abolitionist Approach To Animal Rights by Professor Gary L. Francione. The Abolitionist Movement for Animal Rights is a world-wide movement of creative, nonviolent abolitionist vegan advocates.

NZ Vegan is part of a grassroots vegan movement in New Zealand that is devoted to unequivocal, nonviolent vegan advocacy.  To gain a better understanding of what unequivocal nonviolent vegan advocacy is, please read the six principles of the abolitionist approach to animal rights.

MY VEGAN STORY – by Elizabeth Collins. This was written in April 2011 for a book of vegan stories that never got published so I am sharing it with you here in order for you to gain some insight on how I became first a vegan, and then an abolitionist vegan advocate, in the hopes it will inspire you to do the same.

Here are some examples of what we are doing in New Zealand:           

Community activism: TAVS NZ

The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) has a NZ Chapter.

Contact Bubs Peters and Elizabeth Collins on tavs.nz@gmail.com

Check out NZ Vegan Facebook page for announcements and photos of TAVS NZ community advocacy: TAVS NZ advocacy photos



Hosted by Elizabeth Collins.

Available in iTunes: NZ Vegan Podcast


NZ Vegan Facebook Page:


NZ Vegan YouTube Channel: “Francionista”


More grassroots vegan activism in NZ:

The following advocates are not involved with The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) and generally avoid promoting Gary Francione or his work directly, however are engaging in unequivocal vegan education in creative and nonviolent ways online and in the local community, and are further inspiring examples of creative, nonviolent, unequivocal vegan education in NZ.

*DISCLAIMER: NZ Vegan does not necessarily endorse all opinions, links or resources from the following sites:

Clare is Vegan:

Peaceful Abolitionist


**NZ Vegan logo and banner design by Emmy James Design


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