We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life on our planet by educating the public about the benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. We promote compassion toward animals, the environment, and humanity by choosing to live cruelty-free. Adopting a plant-based diet makes perfect sense for many reasons. Vegetarians and Vegans enjoy great health, inner peace, and a strong connection with the earth and the environment. We come from all walks of life and all areas of the world. We are all ages, colors, and cultures. Regardless of your reason for your interest in vegetarianism, we invite you to explore our site, contact us, attend our dinners and meet nationally and internationally known vegetarians, get involved and join our society. See for yourself how going vegetarian or vegan truly is the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the earth.
From the Prez,
Summer is upon us! Time to reflect and build on our springtime successes. Our spring Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale held at City of El Paso’s Earth Day Celebration was a great outreach activity. Thanks to all that participated, we were able to show people how delicious vegan baked goods can be. We were also able to make substantial donations to two very worthy local animal rescue groups. What could be better than eating yummy cupcakes, cookies, & cinnamon rolls and helping companion animals in need at the same time!
Our May speaker, Dr. James McWilliams gave a wonderful, thought-provoking talk on veganism for omnivores, centered upon the questions “How we can claim to care about animals and, at the same time, cause them unnecessary suffering for food we don’t need? and Is there a competing moral claim strong enough to justify the unnecessary exploitation of a sentient being?”
Featured Local Updates:
Speaker from our May 4th Quarterly Dinner blogs about El Paso and us (VSEP)! Click Here to read!
Featured Members’ Blogs:
A Transatlantic Conversation on Veganism: The Final Frontier with Charlie Moores and Jaime Newlin
El Paso Veg Snob by Lisa Martinez Find out what’s cooking around El Paso with the city’s best blogger! Read Lisa’s recent review of the Singapore Cafe here!