About Us

The Vegan Society is a registered educational charity (no. 1468880) that promotes and supports the vegan lifestyle.

Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose

The Society was formed in 1944 by a group of vegetarians who recognised the ethical compromises of eating eggs and dairy products.

The Vegan Society is the first point of contact for new vegans and those seeking information, including caterers, print and broadcast media, health professionals, teachers and government.


Press releases

We must reduce animal consumption to hit new climate change targets,...

If the UK is to have any chance of meeting its new climate change targets, it must encourage a significant shift away from animal products, says... read more

Press Release • 01.07.2016 • By The Vegan Society

Review of 2015; the year of the Vegan

Review of 2015; the year of the Vegan It has been an extraordinary year for the vegan movement, which exploded onto the mainstream with an... read more

Press Release • 30.12.2015 • By The Vegan Society

LEATHER FARM EXPOSÉ TYPICAL OF ALL ANIMAL INDUSTRIES, SAYS THE VEGAN...

News release LEATHER FARM EXPOS É TYPICAL OF ALL ANIMAL INDUSTRIES, SAYS THE VEGAN SOCIETY The leather industry exposé aired earlier... read more

Press Release • 10.12.2015 • By The Vegan Society

Meat tax doesn't go far enough, says The Vegan Society

Meat tax doesn't go far enough, says The Vegan Society Reducing meat consumption is critical to curbing climate change, declared a report by... read more

Press Release • 27.11.2015 • By The Vegan Society

Vegan business is booming

NEWS RELEASE VEGAN BUSINESS IS BOOMING Vegan business is booming. That was the message coming out of Westminster yesterday when The Vegan... read more

Press Release • 19.11.2015 • By The Vegan Society

More support for crop farmers needed, says The Vegan Society

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE MORE SUPPORT FOR CROP FARMERS NEEDED, SAYS THE VEGAN SOCIETY Action on rural livelihoods and climate change... read more

Press Release • 15.09.2015 • By The Vegan Society

Tackle worldwide water shortages with diet, says The Vegan Society

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE TACKLE WORLDWIDE WATER SHORTAGES WITH DIET, SAYS THE VEGAN SOCIETY At the start of World Water Week - the forum... read more

Press Release • 25.08.2015 • By The Vegan Society

Cecil killing no more a tragedy than the billions of farmed animals

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE CECIL KILLING NO MORE A TRAGEDY THAN THE BILLIONS OF FARMED ANIMALS SAYS THE VEGAN SOCIETY The death of... read more

Press Release • 30.07.2015 • By The Vegan Society

World Environment Day: 3 reasons why going vegan can save the planet

NEWS RELEASE 5 JUNE 2015 World Environment Day: 3 reasons why going vegan can save the planet While most people are... read more

Press Release • 04.06.2015 • By The Vegan Society

Eating dogs no different to eating any other animal, says The Vegan Society

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE "EATING DOGS NO DIFFERENT TO EATING ANY OTHER ANIMAL" SAYS THE VEGAN SOCIETY It is generally accepted... read more

Press Release • 02.06.2015 • By The Vegan Society

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