Virginia Is for Lovers, and Norfolk—PETA’s Hometown—Is for Lovers of Vegan Food!

Virginia is for lovers of all kinds—from adventurers to activists, history buffs to birdwatchers, and patriots to party animals—and Norfolk and the surrounding Hampton Roads area truly has it all. The southeastern Virginia waterfront city is the perfect place for PETA’s headquarters: As the second-largest city in the state, Norfolk offers lovely tree-lined neighborhoods, historic charm, and all the other treasured amenities of East Coast living. Plus, the vegan food options are on point.

This metropolis is surrounded by many other unique and vibrant communities, including Virginia Beach, a fun-loving beach town with miles and miles of pristine shoreline, and Williamsburg, a quaint and cozy village steeped in 400 years of history.

Discover why staffers love PETA’s Virginia hometown!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind