News

Number of Vegans in Britain Up 360 Percent

A new survey reveals that the vegan population in Britain has more than tripled in the past decade.

The United Kingdom’s vegan population has increased by 360 percent since 2006, according to a new survey conducted by The Vegan Society. Currently, about 542,000 people over the age of 15 identify as vegan, whereas in 2006, that number was just 150,000. Those aged 15 to 34 make up 42 percent of the vegan population, and 88 percent live in urban areas—with London being home to 22 percent of Britain’s herbivores. “More people than ever before are 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,” said CEO of The Vegan Society Jasmijn de Boo. As evidence of the nation's growing awareness, this year the town of New Forest launched its inaugural vegan fair to an unexpected crowd of 1,200.

More News

A&W Adds Vegan Beyond Burger to 925 Locations

Beyond Meat's partnership with A&W Canada will put its vegan patty on the menu at 10,000 points of distribution.
Read More »

Sweden's Top Fast-Food Chain Debuts Vegan Milkshakes

Max Burgers' new vegan milkshakes will eventually replace all dairy-based milkshakes and are part of a longer-term goal to increase the plant-based options on its menu.
Read More »

French Foie Gras Restaurant To Go Vegan

London-based fine-dining restaurant Gauthier Soho will go vegan after owner Alexis Gauthier learned of the horrors inherent in animal agriculture, particularly in foie gras production.
Read More »

Pride Toronto Adds Plant-Based Zone for Queer Vegans

Fest-goers will be treated to vegan rainbow mac and cheese, soups, salads, snacks, and beauty products, while chilling out amongst glowing palm trees in a new area dedicated to everything cruelty-free.
Read More »

52 New York Dairy Farms Lose Wholesale Contracts

Dairy suppliers cannot sell their milk as demand for dairy continues to plummet.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »