Vegetarian Association

Le Jardin de Cabrerets Vegetarian Association

Our non-profit organization aims:

Connecting people with an interest in vegetarianism, raising awareness of vegetarian issues and life-styles, promoting animal well-being and wonderful food.

Supporting and raising money for animal causes, both local and worldwide.


In 2012

Le Jardin de Cabrerets donated funds to help

La Ferme des rescapés  in the Lot where one lady single-handedly runs a refuge for all types of animals in need.  Her amazing cause provides salvation to hundreds of animals.


How do we raise funds?  Currently our funds are raised purely by restaurant sales.  This year we also hope to run cookery classes and other fund raising events so keep an eye out for our up coming events.  Proceeds from our cookery book sales all go towards animal welfare causes.

Contact us if you would like to help or donate or if you have a cause that needs help.


Also see our facebook page

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In 2013

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During 2013 we help to raise 360 euros through donating restaurant gift vouchers to the very worthy cause, L’Association Chats du Quercy.  This charity provides desperately needed refuge for cats in the Lot and has helped to re-home thousands of cats and kittens since their organisation began.  You could also support their charity by joining their facebook page and purchasing items from their store!

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About Palm Oil

Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Oil palms are originally from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Today, almost all palm oil is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia; but most of the time not using sustainable measures.

Vast areas of pristine rainforest is slashed and burned each year in order to make way for oil palm plantations. Many orangutans and other wildlife are killed in the process, so that this one vegetable oil can be used in many of our everyday foods and products. This large-scale deforestation is pushing orangutans to extinction, along with many other native species of Borneo and Sumatra.

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Orangutans – victims of “sustainable” palm oil

An unconscious orangutan is being carried on the shoulders of an activistRescue of an orangutan by IAR activistsPerched atop the remains of the last tree, an orangutan looks helplessly on what was until recently the forest he was living in but is now only ruins. Armed with chainsaws and bulldozers, workers of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA), a palm oil company, have completely destroyed the rainforest for miles.

Three other half-starved orangutans – a pregnant female and a mother with her child on her back – were also found crawling around the stumps and tree trunks of the cleared rainforest.

“There are more orangutans in the tiny remaining patches of forest in the plantation, along with other protected species such as proboscis monkeys,” explains Adi Irawan of International Animal Rescue Indonesia (IAR). “All of the animals on the plantation are threatened. The company must therefore stop clearing the rainforest immediately.”