Get involved with: Direct Action Everywhere

Get involved with: Direct Action Everywhere


What are they all about?

   Our activists engage in creative nonviolent direct action to confront speciesism. That can mean disruptive demonstrations inside or outside restaurants, grocery stores, animal labs, zoos, or anywhere else that promotes speciesist violence. It can also include leafleting or tabling, creative street theater, open rescues, or anything else in accordance with our Organizing Principles. It can even mean confronting friends and family members when they engage in behavior that normalizes animal exploitation.

   Peaceful protests on the street are pretty normal and accepted by the public these days, even if begrudgingly. Disrupting people while they break bread, however, is a complete breach of the status quo, thereby conveying the seriousness of the issues and inspiring people all over the world to take action for animals.





What type of activism do they do?

   Open Rescue means going into farms without concealing our identities, documenting the conditions, and proudly rescuing dying animals. We do open rescues because they powerfully demonstrate that when animals are a commodity, even the best-of-the-best farms are inherently violent. Further, we save individuals like Angie and Sarah, and we share their incredible stories - stories that will move the world.

   We encourage all chapters to organize at least one demonstration per month. Typically, these demonstrations are coordinated globally. Additionally, our activists often attend protests organized by other local animal rights groups. Ultimately, we encourage and empower every DxE activist and chapter to take creative, autonomous action any time!

How do I get involved?

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  Vegan Micro-activism
  • 1
    Always ask for vegan options when you're eating out, walking by a restaurant, store, or bar. Even if you already know that they don't have vegan options, asking creates a demand for it.
  • 2
    Buy vegan-friendly stickers and place them on walls, lamp poles, & other public areas. You can also attach QR code stickers on meat products. Please respect local laws! Find stickers.
  • 3
    Move bookstore cookbooks so that plant-friendly recipes have more exposure near meat-based recipe books. Please be respectful and ask these stores first if you can rearrange them!
  • 4
    Update your social media profile descriptions or website with a link to a vegan youtube video! Use a goo.gl link to track clicks and stats. We recommend Gary or Earthling Ed's speech!
  • 5
    Print vegan-friendly flyers and pamphlets for people's mailboxes, or under their doors! Hand them out to people, leave them at libraries, colleges, supermarkets, or hang them in public places! Print or order resources by clicking here.
  • 6
    Contact stores around you and ask them to carry more vegan / plant-based / dairy-free items! It creates demand, and it only takes a few seconds to google your local store's website and email address! Example.
  • 7
    Host potlucks / vegan meals by inviting friends and family over and cooking for them! Show them how good plant-based meats, milks and desserts actually are!
  • 8
    Leave positive Yelp reviews at restaurants that offered vegan options and give feedback to restaurants that you'd like to see more plant-based options! Examples.
  • 9
    Wear vegan shirts / clothes and other items! By wearing vegan-friendly messages on your clothes you help normalize veganism and hopefully plant a few seeds in people around you!
  • 10
    Tweet or email celebrities that you look up to, whether they play music, star in movies, write books, respectfully ask them to consider looking into Veganism! Examples here.
  • 11
    Donate to sanctuaries or organizations that could really use the funding! You could even sponsor an Animal at a sanctuary; your money is sorely needed. Donation list.
  • 12
    Use your creative skillsets and create various forms of art like songs, poems, stories, drawings, and so on, to spread the message of going vegan!
  • 13
    Set up a free public booth somewhere and give out small sample cups of plant-based milks to show people how good they are, and where to buy them from! Hand out pamphlets with information.
  • 14
    Ask your family to donate towards vegan organizations or sanctuaries in place of getting you birthday, wedding or christmas gifts! Plant some seeds in their mind! Donate list.
  • 15
    Perform chalk activism on public streets to spread information, facts and more - legally. Make sure the chalk is vegan (Crayola isn’t vegan)!
  • 16
    Change your WiFi network name to link directly to a free documentary! You can do "WATCHDOMINION.COM" or a similar link, it's a quick and easy thing to do! Screenshot.
  • 17
    Post content on reddit.com that's relevant to the community without directly pushing an agenda. Click here for a full guide on how to contribute there!
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