The term ‘vegan’ was coined in England in 1944 by Donald Watson, the founder of the
Vegan Society.  The definition states: “Veganism is 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.”

A vegan diet and lifestyle excludes the following:

  • Meat, fish, dairy, eggs and honey.
  • Leather, wool, silk or any clothing that comes from an animal.
  • Products that have been tested on animals or which contain animal-derived substances.