Veganza Animal Hero

Veganza Vanza

Veganza Animal Hero empowers youth to respect and care for other animals. Our programs offer free vegan food activities too!

How beautiful to equate the word ‘hero’ with empathy and compassion for animals, qualities that children so naturally possess.

Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

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The Veganza Animal Hero Mission

Animal Hero Kids’ Expansion of Free Vegan Fare Partners with Kids in Distress.

Amid the waves of the COVID pandemic, the Veganza Vanza feeds local children with partners KIDS in Distress, Tofurky, Million Dollar Vegan, and chef Jonny No Bones.

The evening culminated in an outdoor film screening and reading by the author and volunteers of Veganza Animal Hero, our newest book, now available in an e-version.

Learn more about Veganza the Animal Hero.

Image of Kids in Distress school students enjoyed veggie burgers and Animal Hero Kids pledge cards

Veganza Vanza Drives the Message Home

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Image of Susan Hargreaves with Animal Hero Kids Veganza car - left side view of artwork
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The Veganza Vanza presents education programs and serves free vegan food. Ronnie V Cow is at the helm, our impossible to ignore “cow in the room” vegucator.

We Need Your Help!

Image of Kids in Distress school students enjoyed veggie burgers and Animal Hero Kids pledge cards

Big Voices for Veganza Animal Hero Claymation

The goal of the Veganza Animal Hero claymation has attracted some very BIG voices!

Angela Means (Felicia) from the movie Friday fame. Tara Strong a power puff girl and mega voiceover star, Lori Alan from Spongebob Squarepants and Toy Story, and Gary Anthony Williams from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the recent Christmas is Canceled movie. Music by Moby.

Veganza Animal Hero Claymation

The claymation filmmaker, Wyatt Bergwin, was in kindergarten when he saw a kindness to all animals presentation by Susan Hargreaves, he became vegan and graduated from film school twenty years later!

Read all about it here

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Veganza Animal Hero

Veganza, the animal hero, swoops in to help all animals in need of rescue. Veganza creates more animal heroes by empowering them with empathy. Courage, the mermaid, defends all sea creatures. Together, Veganza and Courage are unbeatable animal defenders.

Author Susan Hargreaves is a 41 year veteran of the animal rights movement.. She is a kindness educator, and activist. She has rehabilitated wildlife and investigated animal cruelty in circuses and rodeos, as well as in the animal-based agriculture industry. Susan founded the youth empowering charity Animal Hero Kids to prevent the animal cruelty she has witnessed by fostering empathy and compassionate choices in youth. Annual Animal Hero Kids Awards events recognize courageous, kind, creative youth and all programs include a vegan fare component.

100 percent of the profits from this book supports the free Animal Hero Kids Kindness Education Programs. 

Veganza Animal Song Challenge

Veganza Song Challenge

Veganza and Courage are two unbeatable defenders for all animals and they need your help!

We want to hear your dulcet tones & marvel at your stunning lyrics! The new ‘Veganza’ Animal Hero book is due out during #animalherokidtober and needs a theme song!


The challenge is open to all ages. A $500 prize will be awarded to the winner of the challenge.

Send videos, lyrics, music to:

Posting your song to social media pages? Make sure to use these hashtags: #animalherokidtober #veganzasongchallenge. Help us promote your creativity!

Veganza Animal Hero Testimonials

“Veganza Animal Hero empowers youth to respect and honor nature and to never capture or hurt other animals. Veganza Animal Hero and Courage the Mermaid are exactly the type of heroes we need right now.”

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Global News Journalist, Jane Unchained Network

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