The Vegan Society
04 August 2022
The Vegan Society is a registered charity for education in veganism and plant-based solutions for the benefit of humans, non-humans and the planet. They strive to make vegan living straightforward, and a widely recognised way to end exploitation of non-human animals, and reduce exploitation of humans and our environment.
The Vegan Society is the first and oldest vegan organisation in the world, co-founded in the UK in 1944 by a group of six including Donald Watson and Elsie Shrigley. These six people coined the term, ‘vegan’ … and so a movement was born. The Vegan Society lobbies policy-makers on plant-based and vegan-friendly policy solutions, conducts research and gives media interviews, supports individual vegans and advises professionals such as doctors, teachers and chefs on how to properly provide vegan-friendly services. The Vegan Trademark team there work to provide clearly labelled registered products and encourage businesses to offer a better range of vegan-friendly options.