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The Vegan Society is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, promoting the vegan diet.

HistoryEdit

Founded in Britain on November 1, 1944, by Donald Watson. The first ever vegan society, in the process coining the word vegan (for "non-dairy vegetarians"). The word vegan has since passed into common usage and is used these days in a variety of broader meanings than was originally intended.

November 1 is celebrated annually as World Vegan Day.

ActivitiesEdit

  • information - e.g. the website, leaflets, books, videos
  • support - network of local contacts
  • licenses the seedling symbol to companies - for the labelling of vegan products
  • publishes The Vegan - a quarterly magazine sent free to members of the society
  • publishes the Animal-Free Shopper - a list of vegan items available in the UK (updated every two years or so)

External linksEdit

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