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Do you know someone who you suspect is sympathetic to the idea of going vegan? You really should introduce them to the idea of Veganuary.

What is Veganuary?

This month long campaign is designed “to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January”. Not a outcome to be taken lightly!


The idea is simple.

People pledge to only eat vegan food for the entire month of January. They register with the Veganuary website and receive support in the form of recipes, inspiring stories, an eating out guide and even a vegan product directory.

Of course it would be brilliant if every person participating in Veganuary stayed vegan forever, but I think this month-long trial gives people a less threatening opportunity to explore compassionate eating. Maybe some of the people participating in Veganuary wouldn’t try an animal-free diet if they were asked to go vegan instantly and forever. The commitment of just one calendar month could work as the key to getting people to see veganism as a viable option. They come for the month, but a lot of them stay forever.

If you are not vegan, please consider taking part in Veganuary in 2015. Click here to visit the website. You can also like the campaign on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

If you are vegan, work hard over the coming days to see if you can get friends and family to pledge to take part in Veganuary.

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  1. I’ve persuaded 3 friends to go vegan for 1 week of Veganuary – better than nothing !

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