Bruins for Animals! (BFA) is a student-run organization at the University of California, Los Angeles. Accordingly, we are in strong solidarity with the international movement to end the exploitation of animals in the food, pets, clothing, research, and entertainment industries. We work by means of education, discussion, public demonstration, and other creative outlets which promote critical thought.
Founded in 2004, BFA has developed from a small club into a large organization with a big heart, welcoming individuals dedicated to expanding humanity’s circle of compassion to include animals.
Bruins for Animals! is the only group for UCLA undergraduates that promotes dialogue in animal issues. Thus, BFA greatly benefits the student body – including the many graduate students in our group – by providing a rich and welcoming environment to open dialogue and promoting critical thought. The group meets weekly; some examples of a typical meeting might entail organizing animal rights campaigns, arranging dates to volunteer with animals, or collaborating to plan events such as documentary screenings, fundraisers for outside organizations, lectures, protests, and debates.
But it isn’t all hard work and no play – we love bringing people together over cruelty-free food! BFA holds very successful vegan potlucks throughout the year which everyone is invited to, including you!
Please note that everyone is welcome to participate in BFA, despite differences in diets, lifestyle choices, and opinions towards the animal rights movement.