Welcoming vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists, fruitarians and the vegcurious
Veganism excludes all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty. Abstaining from flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy, honey or other animal ingredients, encouraging the use of alternatives for commodities derived wholly, or in part, from animals.
There are 4,200+ vegan Volentians.
Latest Activity: Nov 24
Find vegan alternatives to your favourite foods/products before changing, it'll make life easier, with less chance of failure; often people try several times before it sticks. Do use the Oh do I miss that! group, and the dairy, cheese and egg alternatives groups.
The term ‘vegan’ was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and adopted by The Vegan Society of England, founded later that year. Their definition of veganism, accepted as the decisive standard worldwide, is...
“…a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.”
People who call themselves ‘vegetarian’ but eat fish, or ‘vegan’ but eat honey, are ‘pescetarians’ and ‘vegetarians’ respectively, and should please stop muddying the water for the rest of us.
Some other groups, taken from the Groups Index-
For links to almost 2,000 other vegan-related websites, see Vegan Chat Room
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's 21-Day Vegan Kickstart programme
In, near, or visiting London, England? Do check out London Vegan Meetup
First issue of The Vegan News (and first use of the term 'vegan') by Donald Watson, November 1944