NARN is involved in a range of campaigns

Animals in Labs

NARN has an ongoing campaign to educate the public about what happens to animals in labs, particularly those imprisoned in the University of Washington’s underground animal lab, the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC).

Our Justice For Ricky Bobby! campaign lives here! Ricky Bobby was a macaque primate (his species is now endangered under the IUCN, though they remain used as test subjects by the UW), and was subjected to cruel experiments while at the WaNPRC. He was killed due to neglect after contracting a preventable illness while confined within the facility.

Fish & Wildlife

Do you think about the connections of Wildlife and veganism beyond boycotting fur? Did you know that the livestock industry is heavily subsidized by your taxes to not only graze freely on your public lands, but we’re also paying for native Wildlife such as Wolves and Cougars to be killed for preying on livestock that’s placed to roam in their habitat? How can we achieve recognition of the inherent rights of Southern Resident Orcas?

Learn about what NARN is doing to help wildlife here.

In addition to our Fish and Wildlife conservation reform work, NARN’s No Shark Tank! campaign lives here! See our work on convincing the Seattle Aquarium to ditch its plans for live tropical Sharks and Rays to be confined within its new Ocean Pavilion on the Seattle waterfront.

Legislative Advocacy

NARN works has a resource hub for advocates during WA State legislative sessions, keeping activists updated and informed on the most pressing bills. We plan to expand our hub to include other PNW states in the future.

It also keeps an eye out on federal legislation, spreading the word when action is necessary. See here for a list of our action alerts and get involved now!

Keep an eye out for our annual Lobby Days!

Policy & Legislation

Intersectional Justice

The Northwest Animal Rights Network is an intersectional organization that operates under vegan principles for the rights of all sentient beings. The term “intersectionality” was coined by activist and Critical Race Theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw. See Professor Crenshaw talk about the importance of intersectionality and “bearing witness” here

NARN works on animal rights issues that intersect with, or run parallel to, the exploitation, abuse, or harm of humans. NARN aims to work on issues that may decrease harm across many sectors of society.

We have two justice initiatives: one working to revise and reform policy supporting and protecting humans and nonhuman animals who are survivors of domestic violence, and one working to expand the notion of bodily autonomy to nonhuman animals in the fight for reproductive rights while simultaneously supporting and promoting bodily autonomy for all beings.

Letter Writing

Writing letters is one of the easiest things a vegan can do to make change in the world.  Whether you’re writing to an activist whose imprisoned for standing up for animals or the planet, or sending a pointedly worded letter (or two, or five, or twenty) to a company engaged in animal abuse, you can make a difference without even leaving your house — or the friendly community table of a nearby restaurant, where NARN regularly hosts letter-writing events. Find letter-writing topics and the time and place of our next event.

Please note – letter-writing is paused while we search for a Letter-Writing Lead! If you are interested in volunteering as such, please email


A key ongoing campaign for NARN is vegan outreach — leafleting, tabling and otherwise letting people know how easy it is to go vegan and how living a vegan lifestyle directly and comprehensively eliminates the source of widespread animal abuse. Outreach efforts take place year-round at farmers markets, community celebrations and public events. We ramp up efforts during the summer, when outdoor fairs offer access to a wider range of people.

NARN volunteers distribute thousands of leaflets educating the public about the atrocities committed on animals raised for food and other abusive purposes. NARN also hosts film screenings, educational seminars and social gatherings that focus on the benefits of veganism.

We’d love for you to join our outreach efforts, and you can find vegan resources here. 

Our CAFO Reform campaign lives here! See our very first published report on manure wastewater runoff in WA State from dairy farms.