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International Vegetarian Union International Vegetarian Union
The Humane Center for Animal Welfare (Jordan) The Humane Center for Animal Welfare (Jordan) Animal Interface Alliance


The following groups and materials are a rich source of information on Islam and vegetarianism:

Islam and Animals

Are you eating “halal” meat? Did you know that your sheep have probably eaten chicken in their feed? Or that your dairy cows have probably had pork bones in their feed? A new article shows that this problem extends beyond meat in America—even animals in the Islamic world are fed these products.

The Status of Halal Meat in America


  • A comprehensive Web site with lots of practical information on vegetarian nutrition, science, and cooking. Also has great information on vegetarian options at fast-food restaurants.
  • Very user-friendly site, constantly updated with news, essays, and scientific information related to vegetarianism. Extensive recipes and health sections, as well as active discussion boards.
  • A site specifically geared toward veganism (no meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products). You can also get a free download of the seminal book Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating.
  • This site has several good sections on reasons for veganism, including detailed information on health and a vegan diet. You can also order a free vegan starter kit.
  • "The World's Problems on a Plate: Meat Production Is Making the Rich Ill and the Poor Hungry" by Jeremy Rifkin
  • The Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians is an interfaith effort to create a more humane, just, peaceful, and environmentally sustainable world.

Animal Rights

  • An animal rights Web site working to create a united voice for animals from all of the world's faiths and spiritual beliefs.
  • The best Web site for information on all aspects of animal rights. A fun, informative site that is constantly updated with breaking news and information.
  • A very active animal rights Web site. Has a large variety of information, news, and essays.
  • This U.K.-based charity is very active in international animal issues and has representatives in more than 90 countries.


  • Information on the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science.
  • EarthSave, founded by activist and author John Robbins, explores the ways in which animal agriculture directly damages the environment. Several informative articles on the relationship between animal agriculture and poverty.
  • A comprehensive, cutting-edge Web site on all aspects of environmental protection.


  • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages ethical, effective alternatives in medical research.
  • The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AA-VS) opposes animal experimentation on both scientific and ethical grounds. Look here for the facts on vivisection and to learn about the efforts of the AA-VS to promote alternatives to both animals in medical research and dissection in schools.


Click here for children's books. Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey by Najmieh Batmanglij
This book provides a wide variety of recipes from an even wider swath of land. Tracing the foods and the culture of food from Italy to China along the famous Silk Road, Najmieh Batmanglij provides vegetarians and food lovers with a tasty collection of recipes, pictures, history, and literature from the many peoples of those lands.

There are about 150 recipes here, most of which are quite healthful. Each recipe lists the preparation and cooking times, and most are very quick and easy to make. Not all recipes are vegan, but most can be made so with very simple substitutions, many of which are already listed in the recipes.

In addition to the luscious recipes, the book is loaded with gorgeous pictures of the foods, peoples, and places along the legendary Silk Road. In addition, Batmanglij has filled the book with engaging essays, anecdotes, and poems from the Silk Road. One will find many charming and fascinating tidbits in these supplementary readings (for example, did you know that pasta comes from Persia?).


Bahrain SPCA
P.O. Box 26666
+973 593 479
+973 729 408

The Egyptian Society of Animal Friends
30 Korshed Street / Road 293
New Maadi
+202-702 1142
+2-010-5358 651 (emergencies only)

Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt (S.P.A.R.E.)
16 Taha Hussein
Zamalek, Cairo

Animal Shelter Egypt
+2012-381 3855
+2012-737 0849 (fax)

Friends of Animals Association
Dr. Ale Davoud
P.O. Box 14185-746

Sana and Shafa Vegetarians’ Association
Majid Jalilvand Hossein and Gheysari Araghi
18, Mokhaberat
South Ekhtiyarieh
Kolahdouz, Passdaran

The Humane Center for Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 142624  
Amman 118-44 
+962 6 572 86 56 
+962 6 571 27 54 (fax)

Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation
Wisma Medivet, 8, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
+60 (3) 4043 5113
+60 (3) 4043 2420  
+60 (3) 4041 3660 (fax)

Malaysian Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 13526
50814 Kuala Lumpur
+60 (17) 879 8248
+60 (3) 626 1945
+60 (3) 623 6304 (fax)
+60 (3) 626 1945 (fax)

Association Française et Internationale de Protection Animale
Av. Hassan II — Imm. Eddihi, 1er Étage, N° 10/11
Agadir 80 000
+212 48 828 936
+212 48 828 937 (fax)

La Société Protectrice des Animaux et de la Nature (SPANA)
41, Résidence Zohra
Harhoura 12 000
+212 3 7 74 72 09
+212 3 7 74 74 93

Union Marocaine pour la Protection des Animaux
78, rue Colbert
+212 263 740
+212 316 279

Pakistan Animal Lovers Society (P.A.L.S.)
Flat 302, Batool Plaza
Karachi, Sindh 74200
+92 (21) 2621134

Voice Against Violence/Animal International Rights
133 Pakiza Lodge, Lodhi Colony
+92 (61) 221 659

Pro Animals Group (Nabil-Ziad-Emad)
P.O. Box 2937
+963 (11) 671 8390

Arusha Society for the Protection of Animals
P.O. Box 10675
Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 2553777 (tel./fax)
+255 744 489768 (mobile)

Ates Hirsizi
Dostlukyurdu Sok. Selimbey
Apt. No. 8, Cemberlitas
34000 Istanbul
+90 (212) 5182 562

Fethiye Hayvan Dostlari Derne (Friends of Animals Association)
Degirmenbasi Mevkii,Orman Deposu Karsisi
Fethiye, Mugla
+90 (252) 613 5825

United Kingdom
Muslim Vegan/Vegetarian Society
c/o Rafeeque Ahmed
59 Brey Towers
136 Adelaide Road
London NW3 3JU

United States
Ahl-i Allah (People of Allah)
P.O. Box 15893
Cincinnati, OH 45215-0893


Creatures of God

by Al-Hafiz B.A. Masri
VHS video, 27 minutes, English dub of Arabic, available on loan only from PETA U.S. $45 refundable fee, $3 priority mail, $7 UPS 2nd day, or $12 FedEx next-day shipping. The loan period is six weeks. Pay by check or credit card. Order from:

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