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The Vegan Society’s Dominika Piasecka arms you with key stats to help spread the word with friends, family and colleagues

We all know that, as well as having a huge positive impact on the environment and our health, veganism is the kindest lifestyle choice for the animals. But living in the age of information means there’s an abundance of often conflicting data out there, making it easy to get confused. As vegans, we are all ambassadors for our movement and it’s crucial that we represent it in the best way we can.

We aim to help you do this when having conversations with non-vegans. Being a happy, healthy vegan is a great form of activism in itself but it helps to be informed about the key issues, too.


There are at least two rough estimates for the number of farmed animals killed every year by humans: 56 billion and 150 billion. Both are striking and neither includes the number of marine animals killed, which is so great that it’s measured in tonnes. But the conclusion is that we just do not know the harm we cause.

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