Number of vegans in Britain rises to 542,000

Number of vegans in Britain rises to 542,000

A survey carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Vegan Society and Vegan Life Magazine has found that the number of vegans living in Britain has risen by 360% in the past 10 years, from 150,000 in 2006, to 542,000 in 2016.

The Vegan Society commented that veganism is one of Britain’s “fastest growing lifestyle movements”. Jasmijn de Boo, chief executive officer of The Vegan Society, added that “more people than ever are now acting upon the health and environmental benefits of veganism, and finding out what really goes on in the meat and dairy industries and deciding they do not want to contribute to the pain and suffering of animals.”

It seems that people are not only wanting to live a healthier, cleaner lifestyle, but that the avoidance of animal cruelty is also key in their choices, which is just fantastic.

Here’s to the next 10 years!




Rachida Brocklehurst

Rachida is Founding Editor-in-Chief of Green Vie Magazine, and has worked in editorial and publishing for over 10 years. She also runs a digital marketing agency for vegan-friendly businesses and the hospitality sector, and is publishing her first book this autumn. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel with her partner, creating different flavours of hummus and rescuing cats.

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