Who We Are and What We Do
What We Stand For
The St. Louis Animal Rights Team is a not-for-profit educational/activist group, formed in 1985, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1988. Our goals are to:
► Educate society about the rights of all species to live freely and die naturally
► Expose the harm and suffering caused by the denial of animals’ natural rights
► Promote the adoption of lifestyles compatible with the animal rights philosophy
► Promote the reform of social institutions to be compatible with animal rights
What are some of START's accomplishments?
START has worked within the St. Louis and Missouri communities to gain rights and respect for all species. Here are some of our achievements.
What are your ongoing activities?
Do you have a Board of Directors?
Yes, we have a Board of Directors, with official positions. We also have administrative personnel. All of these jobs are strictly volunteer-based. Here is our current Board:
President, Kwame Toure
Vice-President, Catriona Docherty
Secretary, Bonnie Boime
Treasurer, Julia Hart
Directors, Cate Brown, Adriana Calcaterra, Ketura Wash
Legal Adviser, Dan Kolde
Administrative Assistant, Mare Florentino
Mail Manager, Mare Florentino
St. Louis VegFest Chair, Cate Brown
Do you need volunteers for your various events and activities?
Yes! We can always use dedicated volunteers to staff our booths, help at our events, join our demonstrations, work social media, and more. We especially need volunteers once St. Louis VegFest rolls around. You can read our Volunteer Policy and fill out our Volunteer Application if you are interested.
What are your by-laws?
You can view START's by-laws here.