IMPORTANT: TVA no longer promotes Vegetarianism, Animal Welfare and Single Issue campaigns like Ban on Fur, Humane meat nonsense, Cage Free nonsense. Click here to know why. TVA believes that Veganism is not just a matter of reducing suffering; it’s a matter of fundamental moral justice. It is what we owe to those who, like us, value their lives and who want to continue to live.

TVA concludes its Compassion in Action Program

compassion-action-kollegal.jpgMundgod Tibetan Settlement June 16, 2007 India: Putting into action the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) on April 26, started a 2 month long program called “Compassion in Action” to give basic teachings on Buddhism to the Tibetan people in south India.

AHIMSA - a Peace rally for Animals

ahimsa1.jpgTuesday, June 13, 2006 12:09 Dharamsala India: Tibetan Volunteers for Animals commemorated the 2550th Anniversary of the Mahaparinirvana of Gautama Buddha with a Peace Rally for Animals in Dharamsala on June 11, 2006. The main aim of holding this peace rally on the Budh Purnina is to contribute to the world peace where the sensitivity of the Human to other forms of life is highlighted.

Compassion in Action

compassion-action-butterlamps.jpgBylakuppe - India, May 18, 2007: Putting into action the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) has started a 2 month long program to give basic teachings on Buddhism to the Tibetan people in south. His Holiness during his last visit to Hunsur and Bylakuppe in January suggested to organize programs to teach the basics of Buddhism to the layman.

TVA successfully holds its Annual Board meeting


board-meeting-jamphel.jpgTVA Administrative Office, Mysore (India), April 18, 2007: Tbetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) held its Annual 'Board of Directors' meeting to discuss on various issues and plans to develop more effective program strategies. It was more like an Annual General Meeting as many issues other than the Board affairs were also discussed. The total duration of the meeting was about 12 hours as the meeting continued the next day. 

Dharamsala staff mess goes Vegetarian


April 13, 2007 Dharamsala, India: According to - "The initiative is based on a directive from the Kashag (the apex executive body of Central Tibetan Administration) Secretariat, which in turn is said to have been acting on the suggestions put up by a great many of civil servants, given the particular significance of this year." 

Vegetarian Presentation at Tashi Jong

TVA[Wednesday, April 01, 2007] By Chonyid Zangmo

A two day vegetarian campaign was held in Tashi Jong (Himachal Pradesh) during the annual Tsechu Lama dances. On 1st April, the activists of Tibetan Volunteers for Animals showed a documentary film on vegetarianism and animal rights which was attended by the monks of Phuntsok Chokorling monastery, Khampagar Institute and the Tashi Jong local Community.

CST Chauntra Veg Club formed

30th March 2007, Central School for Tibetans Chauntra

The members of Tibetan Volunteers for Animals visited CST Chauntra to spread awareness on vegetarianism to school children and staffs. 

A different celebration at Bylakuppe Old Age Home

February 18, 2007 Home for the Aged & Disabled, Lugsam Settlement # 2, Bylakuppe, India: For every Tibetan, Losar – the Tibetan New Year is a day of celebration and gathering of family and friends. Parents would wait eagerly for their children who are far away, to come home and spend time with them during Losar. It’s a very special day for any Tibetan but for those who have been separated from their family or those who doesn’t have anyone to call their own; it’s a day that would remind them of their lost ones.

Vegetarian campaign at Nyingma Monlam

nyingmonlam-girl02.jpgBodhGaya, India 28th January 2007: Over the years, the world has been a witness to inevitable calamities because of human need, greed and selfishness. Yet there are people who care for and look to a better and a peaceful world; where all the sentient beings can live together in harmony. Thousands of people attended the 18th Nyingma Monlam Chenmo held at Bodhgaya from 21st of Jan till the 28th January, especially to pray for WORLD PEACE.  

Vegetarian Movement during Jamyang Gunchoe

Sera Monastery, Bylakuppe 16th January 2007 07:00PM: Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) activists made a presence during the Jamyang Gunchoe at Sera Monastery Bylakuppe. TVA activists screened a video on the plight of animals to more than 3000 monks who had gathered to see the video.