Nashville Animal Advocacy is a Tennessee registered

501(c)(3) non profit.

Federal Tax ID: 81-1622642

P.O. Box 1962  Goodlettsville, TN 37070

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."

-Albert Schweitzer




Nashville Animal Advocacy is dedicated to promoting animal rights and veganism in Tennessee through education, research, special events, protests and legislation.



Nashville Animal Advocacy's mission is to spread awareness about the plight of animals used for food, fashion, sport, entertainment, testing and research. Our society has reduced animals to mere commodities, leading to their horrific suffering and a loss of life numbering in the trillions. Our fundamental goal is education on the injustices that each of us, individually, have the ability to reverse and end. We promote an ethical vegan philosophy and the right to live, free from harm, for every sentient animal.

Nashville Animal Advocacy originally began as a group in 2012 by Laura Levy. When Laura moved from Nashville, she passed her responsibilities to Tricia Lebkuecher, who had been co-organizing since 2013. Tricia met her soon-to-be co-organizer, Amy Pruett in 2014 at a Ringling Bros. Circus protest. Amy and Tricia had made the decision to build the Meetup group into a non-profit organization for more effective activism.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we facilitate vegan outreach at many festivals in Middle Tennessee, host volunteer days at animal sanctuaries, advocate for humane legislation and hold protests and rallies against the use of animals in food, fashion, medical training and entertainment.


Our organization's management team is vegan; they work on a volunteer basis--and all are loving care-givers of adopted rescue animals. Our collective hope is that someday the world will be a safe and happy place for everyone, humans and animals alike.

Be sure to join our social Meetup group, Nashvegans.

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🐷🎃 Pigs love pumpkins, and we love pigs! This year we are doubling our efforts in raising funds to buy pumpkins to take to the residents of two sanctuaries, The Pig Preserve and Gracie's Acres.

Pumpkins are especially important for the pigs this time of year, since they naturally forage fallen acorns that can cause constipation and pumpkins are a natural diuretic to help balance their digestive system. Plus, the pigs find them extra tasty!

Pumpkins are fairly inexpensive after Halloween, and with your help, we can purchase lots of pumpkins for the pigs to enjoy. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!

You can make a donation through PayPal.
(Please type "pumpkins" in comments)

*If you know of any pumpkin stands or farmers who would be willing to donate their leftover Halloween pumpkins to a nonprofit as a tax deduction, please let us know. The more pumpkins we can get, the happier the pigs will be. Thank you!

November is World Vegan Month!
This designation is a great opportunity to encourage friends and family to consider the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet and to educate them on the harms that animal enterprises have on animals, our health and our environment.
Hold a vegan dinner party, donate or volunteer at an animal sanctuary, hold a community vegan outreach action or join a Cube of Truth. There are many forms of activism to take part in.
Encourage everyone to take the free vegan challenge, with the benefit of meal planning, recipes and a mentor. See our VEGAN RESOURCES for other helpful tips!

Support us when you shop on Amazon Smile. By linking Nashville Animal Advocacy to your Amazon account as your charity of choice, you will contribute to our continued advocacy and outreach to help make a kinder and more peaceful world for animals.

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