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What Is The Vegan Society? 

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’re keen to learn more about The Vegan Society, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to discover all you need to know. 

What year was the vegan society founded? 

The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944, making this year’s celebrations the society’s 78th anniversary, and since then has strived for the world to recognise the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of veganism.

the vegan society logo

Photo credit: The Vegan Society

Who is the founder of the vegan society?

‘Donald Watson called [the first] meeting with five other non-dairy vegetarians, including Elsie Shrigley, to discuss non-dairy vegetarian diets and lifestyles. Though many held similar views at the time, these six pioneers were the first to actively found a new movement - despite opposition.’ (link)

black and white photo of founder

Photo credit: The Vegan Society

What has The Vegan Society done? 

They were instrumental in starting World Vegan Month, which has been an annual celebration running for 26 years as recognition for the growing accessibility within the worldwide community. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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