• Lotus Vegan Buffet, Pinellas Park, St Pete

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    Enjoy an all-vegan buffet at Lotus Vegan Restaurant (http://LotusVegan.us) for only $13 (beverage not included.) This buffet takes place every 3rd Saturday. Please note that this meet up is listed as informational as we do not always have an FVA organizer present. So, grab a friend, relative, spouse, significant other, neighbor, co-worker, kids, etc. and enjoy a delicious vegan buffet!

  • FVA Tabling a Central Florida Earth Day, Saturday Apr 20, 2019 10a-6p

    Central Florida Earth Day, now in its 14th year, is back! It will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at beautiful Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Please join us at the largest and most prestigious Earth Day event in Central Florida. FVA will be tabling to participate in this wonderful event. Volunteers needed for whatever time you can spare. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment. Central Florida Earth Day will draw both committed environmentalists and those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. You can promote your business or group to thousands of people who want to learn more about environmentalism and the varied products and services that support an eco-friendly and a veg-friendly way of life. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach. For more information, visit www.CFEarthDay.org. This website will be continually updated as additional sponsors, vendors, restaurants, speakers, musicians, etc. are added. Please check back often for all the exciting changes! If you are interested in being a vendor, please go the Vendor Packet page. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please go to the Volunteer page.

  • FVA Celebrates Earth Day at EcoFest 2019

    Julian B Lane Riverfront Park

    EcoFest 2019 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and the USF Office of Student Affairs. Florida Voices for Animals will have a booth at EcoFest Tampa Bay. At this Earth Day event, we will have literature to give attendees that explain why factory farming is the leading cause of global warming. A vegan (plant-based) lifestyle is the most important way to help heal the earth and give the animals that are tortured the compassion they so very much need and deserve. Volunteers please let me know the time you will be free to help us. Our setup time is 8:00 AM and breakdown time is 3:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there. Do take time to walk around and enjoy the event as well. Do bring water and sunscreen as we will be outdoors. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION....

  • FWC Captive Wildlife Rule Development Public Meeting

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon

    VERY IMPORTANT MEETING: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be hosting public meetings to encourage public input on captive wildlife regulations in Florida. The topics we are requesting input on are: Elephant Rides Administrative / Applications Public Contact / Unconfined Captive Wildlife These meetings will give the public the opportunity to interact directly with staff of the Captive Wildlife Section and provide feedback on current rules, as well as recommendations for potential changes to regulations. There will not be any open forum discussions or presentations. The primary purpose of this meeting is for stakeholders to engage staff and make recommendations on the specified topics. Also, here is an easy way for everyone to contact the FWC directly and voice support of the ban: https://myfwc.com/contact/fwc-staff/senior-staff/commissioners/

  • Vegan Breakfast Buffet at New Leaf Cafe

    New Leaf Elementals

    • What we'll do Please come join animal lovers and fellow vegans at New Leaf Cafe's vegan breakfast buffet the first Sunday of every month. Bring your non-vegan friends and family to show them just how delicious vegan food can be. Vegan breakfast buffet at New Leaf Cafe is on the first Sunday of the month. The hours will be 9:00 m to 12:00 pm. Here are the details:  Tofu scramble  Field Roast sausages  Gardein Breakfast Patties  Baked beans (GF)  Breakfast burritos  Seasoned potato wedges  Hash browns  Pancakes  Waffles  Water, juice, and coffee Vegan Breakfast Buffet 9:00am to 12:00pm $15 (includes tax) Visit www.facebook.com/newleafelementals or call[masked] for more details • What to bring • Important to know

  • ☮DEMO❤️ Go Vegan! - at St. Pete Saturday Morning Market

    Saturday Morning Market

    Join us in a ☮ peaceful demonstration as we try to spread compassion for all sentient beings. Many people do not think about the most common cruelty that is committed every day on the weakest and meekest of the animals - the ones that are used as production units for "food". Let's raise awareness about our food choices and spread the word that ❤️Love and Peace☮ starts on our plate. We have many signs available that can be used, but feel free to be creative and make your own signs. Leaflets will be available to give to anyone that is interested in following a vegan lifestyle. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR LEAFLETTING!!!

  • Vegan Buffet at Loving Hut

    Loving Hut

    FVA Meetup members will meet at 6:30pm. Ask for Trevor. Please, come and join our buffet with many special dishes from the Chef, which are not from the menu. Adult = $12.95 Kid (under 10)= $6.95 UFS students get 10% off. Welcome to our Buffet Day! And thank you for all your love and support! Tampa's Loving Hut (http://www.lovinghut.us/tampa_01/) Team

  • Tampa Bay Veg Fest Planning Meeting for 2019

    Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

    Come join the coordinators of Tampa Bay Veg Fest for our first volunteer meeting for this years Veg Fest. March 31, Sunday 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at JImmie B. Keel Library, Tampa. This year will be our 10th annual veg fest and we want to make it really special to celebrate our 10 years in the Tampa Bay area. Last years event at Perry Harvey, Sr. Park was a great success! Would you like to be part of this team? We are looking for energetic people with fresh ideas and time to volunteer prior to the event to make it a bigger success than ever. We will ALWAYS need help to put on an event this large. Probably need it now more than ever. If you have been to the previous veg fests and would like to share some thoughts and suggestions, we would love to hear from you. We have available coordinators positions. Come join us, everyone is welcome. Thanks, Diane and Marie

  • Vegan Brunch at Cafe Hey

    Cafe Hey

    Come to Café Hey (near downtown Tampa) the last Sunday of every month for a delicious vegan brunch. Menu changes monthly but at times includes scrambled tofu with braised kale and polenta, waffles with berries, luscious kale salad and so much more. http://cafehey.com/ Please note that this meet up is listed as informational as we do not always have an FVA organizer present. So, grab a friend, relative, spouse, significant other, neighbor, co-worker, kids, etc. and enjoy a delicious vegan brunch!

  • Protest-Pet Store-Largo

    All About Puppies

    Tampa Bay still has stores that sell dogs. Its time this ends! People are still buying puppies from them instead of going to our local humane societies and adopting. Education is sometimes all the public needs. Come join us as we hold signs and pass out fliers to educate others on the cruelties of puppy mills and encourage them to adopt, not shop. We will be there from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Tell your friends and have them join us. There is parking in the vicinity. To learn more about the issue of puppy mills, check out this site -- http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/puppy-mills-dogs-abused-for-the-pet-trade.aspx