Last Chance for Animals, San Diego

“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. Well, I think my mother is attractive, but I just keep photographs of her”.
— Ellen DeGeneres

LCA San Diego is an all-volunteer chapter of the non-profit organization Last Chance for Animals. Our mission is to educate the public about animal rights issues and to promote a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle. Since we started our chapter in 1993, our main activity has been to bring our information booth to street fairs and other events around San Diego County. We pass out free literature and answer people’s questions about going vegan, buying cruelty-free products not tested on animals, choosing humane entertainment, what we eat, where we get our protein, and how to easily transition to a plant-based vegan diet that’s good for us, the animals, and the planet.

LCA San Diego has hosted many special guest speakers, including Dr. Karen Davis, George Eisman, R.D., Dr. Michael Greger, Erik Marcus, Jack  Norris, R.D., Dr. Janice Stanger, and Dr. Will Tuttle.

For info about the work of Chris DeRose, Founder and President of Last Chance for Animals, and LCA’s Los Angeles headquarters visit

Many thanks to ALL of the dedicated volunteers and donors to our San Diego chapter of Last Chance for Animals in 2014! You made it possible for us to bring the vegan, animal rights message to thousands of people at the following events in 2014:

  • Martin Luther King Festival at the World Beat Center: 1/20/14
  • Janice Stanger, Ph.D. at Joyce Beers Community Center, sponsored by LCA: 1/26/14
  • Kale Festival at the San Diego Peace Garden: 2/22/14
  • Meatout at Ocean Beach People’s Food Co-op: 3/16/14
  • EarthFair at Balboa Park: 4/27/14
  • North Park Festival of the Arts: 5/17/14
  • Ocean Beach St. Fair: 6/28/14
  • Pride Festival at Balboa Park: 7/19-7/20/14
  • Cardiff Dog Days of Summer: 8/9/14
  • Hillcrest CityFest: 8/10/14
  • Michael Greger, M.D. at Joyce Beers Community Center, sponsored by LCA: 9/20/14
  • Escondido St. Fair: 10/19/14
  • Encinitas St. Fair: 11/23/14

We also held our 22nd annual rummage sale fundraiser on 10/11/14, where we raised $1649.65 to help afford our outreach activities in 2015!

Thanks so much to our 2014 volunteers:  

12 times in 2014!
Hal Brody 

6 times!
Liz Jacobelly 

4 times!
Blanche Cobb, Jason Folkman

3 times!
Jean Catron, Liz Herrick, Victor Seguritan, Jim Wadman

2 times!
Rachel Atkinson, Bill Bork (of Lensflair), Oscar Bogoslaw, Malvina Landau, Lori Kuhn, Raquel Levy, Chelsey Madore, Teagen McClain, Athen Pellici, Jackie Silva

1 time!
America, Diane Bachman, Rob Bachman, Lena Brunious & Paul, Jeffrey Cavish, Callie Coker, Josette Charmasson, Mari Charmasson, Tracy Childs (of Veg-Appeal), Nichole Dinato, Becky Findon, Randy Fong, Jack Gates, Fabian Godinez, Bhairavi Guss, Lani Hanley, Terry Paulette Hagio, Michael Herzberg, Ardee Horne, Chris Johnson, Colin Jones, Alex Kogan, Catherine Krell, Sky Ladd, Steve Landau, Elisabeth Lim, Rose McClain, Dorothy McCorkle, Meredith McCracken, Teddy & John Moriarty, Niko Morozov, Jennifer Nemeth, Alex Perez, Chloe Reitherman, Martin Schultz, Michael Shabatay, Barbara Shea, Fred Smalley, Jane Truman, Hilda Velasquez, Wes Wagner, Sydney Waters, Berenice Weber, Leetal Winick, Herb Zapata

And thanks so much for the following supporters for their generous financial contributions in 2014: Diane Bachman, Sandy Boss & the Vegan Coalition, Malvina & Steve Landau, Larry & Sharon Machtinger, Philip Murray, Ocean Beach People’s Food Co-op, Pauline & Ritchie Robershaw, Mike & Anita Weinberg, PLUS EVERYONE WHO DONATED ITEMS TO OUR RUMMAGE SALE!  

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