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The Very Veggie Movement aims to unite society around the cause of animal rights, environmental protection, and public health. We believe that if together we can make the transition to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, we can…

  • save millions of animals every year
  • reduce the environmental impact of animal farming
  • minimize the outbreak of the next animal-borne disease*
  • … and so much more!

*The origin of COVID-19 is believed to be connected to an open-air wet market, where live animals are killed and sold for food.

The Very Veggie Movement is an initiative of Tzu Chi USA, a humanitarian and disaster relief organization that abides by the principles of its founder, Dharma Master Cheng Yen. Her guidance urges each of us to live a life rooted in compassion, mindfulness, and love for one another and the magnificent earth on which we live.

Transform your diet into a vegetarian or vegan one with the help of the Very Veggie Movement.

When we are able to humble ourselves and respect life, this demonstrates our utmost reverence and the power of our love.


Our movement lets you decide for how long you’ll commit to a vegetarian diet.

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The first cases of COVID-19 are currently linked to a wet market in Wuhan, China. At wet markets, a variety of foods including live animals and butchered meats are sold in an open-air setting for consumption. By eliminating the demand for meat and meat products, we reduce the presence of animal products at local markets around the world and potentially reduce our risk for the onset of a new epidemic.
Increased demand for livestock results in greater contact between wildlife and humans, and potentially hazardous agricultural and land usage practices. Certain animals in particular are likely sources of such pathogens.
In our increasingly globalized age, both trade and travel are happening at rates never-before seen in history. This means that once one begins, epidemics may travel with greater ease and in shorter time periods than ever before.
Globally, 77 billion animals are raised and killed each year, 210 million killed everyday, 7 million killed every hour, and 2,443 killed every second - all with grave environmental consequences that contribute to climate change.
Nearly 1/5 of all greenhouse gases are attributed to livestock production – more than what is generated by transportation.
70% of crops grown are fed to livestock, which produce large amounts of waste and methane – a heat-trapping gas more than 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
30% of the land on Earth is in some way used to raise the animals we eat, which results in land degradation, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, and water shortages.
Those on well-balanced vegetarian diets can see many positive health impacts including a 25% reduced likelihood to die as a result of heart disease and a significantly reduced risk for colon cancer and type 2 diabetes.


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The Very Veggie Movement is meant for everyone of every age, ethnicity, sex, gender identity,  religion and spiritual practice everywhere. In fact, it’s already  happening around the world in cities big and small. See our map for where people are joining!

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