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The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society is a registered charity and the oldest

vegan society in the world, founded on 1 November 1944,
in the UK by Donald Watson, Elsie Sally Shrigley, and
23 others.[3]

[2] Health | Obituary: Donald Watson. BBC News. 200511-18. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
[3] Vegetarians in Paradise/Donald Watson/Vegan Society/24 Carrot Vegetarian Award.
2004-08-11. Retrieved 2016-01-07.

Watson coined the word "vegan" to stand for non-dairy

vegetarians" who also ate no eggs.[3] The founding of
the Society is celebrated annually on World Vegan Day,
which was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis the President and Chair.[4]

[4] A Cruelty Free Vegan-Friendly Rock N' Roll Website.

Save A Scream. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
[5] Archived July 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

The Society now denes veganism as "...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.[5]

[6] Vegan Views 96 - Kathleen Jannaway 1915-2003: A Life

Well Lived. 2003-01-26. Retrieved
[7] Archived March 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.


5 External links

Information website, leaets, books, videos

Ocial website

Support network of local contacts

First issue of the Vegan Society newsletter

Licenses its trademarked Sunower symbol to companies for the labelling of vegan products

Charity Commission. The Vegan Society, registered

charity no. 279228.

Publishes The Vegan a quarterly magazine sent

free to members

Movement for Compassionate


A breakaway group from The Vegan Society, the

Movement for Compassionate Living, was founded in
1984 by the former Vegan Society Secretary Kathleen

See also
European Vegetarian Union
List of vegetarian organizations


[1] Debra Blake Weisenthal, Powers in the Western world.

How do they match up to one other?. Vegetarian Times,
December 1988, pp25. Seen on 10 March 2015


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