World Vegan Month happens in November each year and it's kicked off with World Vegan Day to mark the first day of the month.
World Vegan Month is an internationally recognised campaign to mark and celebrate how far the vegan social justice movement has come. And to positively encourage non-vegans to participate in a cruelty-free lifestyle.
In November 1944 a man named Donald Watson held a meeting at the Attic Club in London with five other non-dairy vegetarians to discuss non-dairy vegetarian diets and lifestyles. Elsie Shrigley was one of the main people also involved alongside Donald Watson at this time and who also attended the first meeting. This meeting was the start of what became The Vegan Society.
But what actually is a Vegan lifestyle?
By definition, Veganism is "a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
What can I do if I want to find out more?
There are now millions of brilliant vegan resources. If you would like to give being vegan a try for 22 days then why not join the next vegan challenge at Challenge 22? It's a 22 day challenge where you are assigned a mentor and can have all of your questions answered. After the 22 days are up, you can see if you want to continue. They say it takes 21 days to change a habit, so 22 days should be enough time to give you an interesting introduction.
Also be sure to check out Miss Superfood for vegan recipes, inspiration and organic vegan passion clothing.
You could always join the Miss Superfood Goddess Tribe were you can vibe with other like minded people who are trying to live the most conscious, ethical lifestyle possible.
What can I do if I really want to see things from a different perspective and be further educated?
If you would like to get more information and education then be sure to check out the following documentaries and movies designed to help you get a better understanding:
Land of Hope and Glory - Filmed in the UK, Youtube
What The Health - Youtube
Cowspiracy - Netflix
Folks Over Knifes - Netflix
What can you do to mark World Vegan Month?
If you would like to celebrate or mark the month in some way, whether it's because you are already vegan, want to get more active or are thinking about becoming vegan, then here are some great ways you could take part:
Make a vegan meal for friends
Host a vegan themed movie night
Commit as a family to doing a vegan day
Hold a taste session for non-vegan friends
Commit to only purchasing cruelty-free products such as Rawgaia
Watch an informative documentary to help you see from different perspectives - ideas above
Get together with some friends and head out for a vegan meal
Donate to your local animal sanctuary or activist group
Volunteer at your local animal sanctuary
Get active with your local activist group and take part in some positive vegan outreach
Attend an animal vigil
Write a blog post like this on world Vegan Month to help educate and inform your followers
Share this post on your social media and ask your friends if they want to get involved in any of the above with you
Let us know on our Facebook page what you plan to do to celebrate?
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Have a great World Vegan Month!