Welcome to NZ Vegan, inspired by the Abolitionist Movement for Animal Rights, based on 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 aims to create 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 but it didn’t end up making it into the book.   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: Street and Market Stalls

 We welcome volunteers who have ideas about creative nonviolent abolitionist vegan education (using the theory of The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights by Gary Francione) or who want to get involved in any of our activities or who want to learn more about The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights by Gary Francione.



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 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


Filed under Vegan Advocacy

8 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Gail Lynn Van Gundy

    This is absolutely what the world needs now! It’s a wonderful thing from a wonderful human in a wonderful country.

  2. Thank you Gail you are very kind to say nice things and you are right—veganism is what the world needs! :)

  3. Congratulations for this great vegan abolitionist resource!

  4. Julia W

    Great site. Hope more visit and are inspired :)

  5. Awesome resource here! :) New Zealand projects a clean green image but it’s hypocritical in many ways. I hope with more sites like this it will change!

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