Every Animal
FoundedOctober 2019; 4 years ago (2019-10)
TypeCommunity organization
FocusPromoting veganism
Location
MethodInformation, support, campaigns
LeaderTamara Human
Websitewww.everyanimal.org

Every Animal is a vegan animal rights organization in Ukraine.

History

The public organization “Every Animal” was founded in 2019 with the aim of popularizing veganism and forming a movement for animal rights. During its existence, more than 100 activists joined the organization, 75 manifestations, more than 50 educational events were held, and more than 62,000 free vegan lunches were distributed.[1]

The organization arranges educational events of various formats: lectures, trainings, meetings, discussions, screenings of documentaries, etc. Has its own charity merchandise.

Before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, street actions “Open your eyes” were regularly organized in various cities of Ukraine.[2] During the action, some activists were holding TV screens with documentary footage about animal cruelty in the meat, dairy, egg, and fur industries while others were talking to passers-by about veganism.[3]

On August 11, 2020, the organization launched a free weekly seven-day online course on veganism for beginners called “Vegan Express”. The course is divided into lessons that contain an overview of industries that exploit animals, tips on transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, selection of ethical products, plant-based recipes for the day, and answers to the most common questions. As of February 2023, 98 courses were held, where more than 8,600 people participated.[4]

In the summer of 2021, the organization visited ten Ukrainian cities as a part of a Vegan Tour. During the campaign, they organized screenings of the 2018 documentary "Dominion", lectures on veganism, activist-focused workshops, "Open your eyes" and "Look at the world through their eyes" actions, and a sampling of plant-based products. As part of the "Look at the world through their eyes" action, visitors were offered to see animal industries through the eyes of farm animals using virtual reality goggles.[5]

In December 2021, they published the first children's book about veganism in Ukrainian called "Hands, paws, or hooves" (Ukrainian: “Руки, лапи чи копита”). With the support of the Supreme Master Ching Hai organization, four thousand copies of the book were distributed to immigrant children in Poland, as well as to children in Bucha, Kyiv Oblast, where Every Animal organized a charity event in September 2022. The book is also distributed in some Ukrainian children libraries.[6]

With the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, they actively support vegans that serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine by sending them vegan food.[7][8][9] They created the Vegan Kitchen of Ukraine project, which provides free vegan meals to forcibly displaced people, volunteers, and servicemen of the Territorial Defense Forces.[7][10] As of February 2023, more than 62,000 free vegan lunches were distributed and 760 parcels were sent to vegans in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.[11]

In the fall of 2022, a lecture on veganism and sports was held, as well as two charity festivals “Vegan Weekend” in Kyiv. At events, the organization raised funds to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.[12][13][14][15]

References

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  11. ^ "Веганська Кухня України". Кожна Тварина (in Ukrainian).
  12. ^ "Вечір українського ретро, архітектурна прогулянка Деміївкою та "Веган Вікенд" у "Хвильовому"". The Village Україна. 2022-09-21.
  13. ^ "У столиці відбудеться благодійний веґан вікенд". DNIPROTODAY - Новини України (in Ukrainian).
  14. ^ "Благодійний фест "Веган Вікенд" у "Хвильовому". Мета – зібрати кошти на веганські пайки для ЗСУ – bit.ua". bit.ua Медіа про життя і технології в ньому. 2022-09-13.
  15. ^ Поїздка в Бучу, веган-пайки для ЗСУ, веганство та спорт (in Ukrainian)