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Veganism on the increase as more people question eating meat
Berlin - Vegans seek to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose - and their numbers are growing.
The life of a vegan means living without any animal products. The most common
reasons for following a vegan lifestyle are moral convictions about animal
rights or welfare, as well as health, environmental, spiritual and religious
Vegans make up approximately 1 per cent of the population in the United States, and veganism and vegetarianism are increasing in popularity across the globe. 'Veganism is the hype issue at the moment,' says Sebastian Zoesch, CEO of the German vegetarian society (VEBU).
The membership of VEBU, which represents the interests of all of Germany's vegetarians, including ovo-lacto ones, has increased from 2,700 to 3,500 in the last year alone.