Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.
A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan (/ˈviːɡən/ VEE-gən).
V.I.D.A inspires interest and engagement in the vegan movement by organizing innovative events and creating opportunities for activism. Our programs celebrate and strengthen San Antonio’s vegan community while encouraging everyone to consider more compassionate and sustainable choices.
We envision a peaceful world where human well-being and enjoyment align with respect for animals and protection of our planet.
We seek partnerships and build coalitions with individuals, businesses,
and nonprofit organizations that share a common purpose. V.I.D.A 's team is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers – representing many of our community partners – and we each agree to bring our energy, skills, and resources to this project.
We believe that artists and innovators have an important role to play in any movement for social change. As we make use of successful models from the past, we also experiment with new ideas and strategies in a continuous process of learning and doing.
We oppose the killing, injuring and exploitation of living beings. Through
our actions as individuals and as a collective, we strive to produce the least harm and achieve the greatest good for our communities, other animals, and the environment.
We affirm that veganism is for everyone, and we do the work of making our movement accessible, welcoming, and responsive to communities that have been marginalized. We practice veganism and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.
We believe that when people put their own values into action, they can
commit to positive and long-lasting change. Effective advocates provide the education, support, and resources that enable these powerful choices.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.