We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Vegan Society of Ireland.

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland has been officially renamed to the Vegan Society of Ireland.  The decision to rename the charity was carried unanimously at their 2022 AGM, with many members having already transitioned from vegetarianism to veganism.

Bronwyn Slater, a spokesperson for the new organisation said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have finally reached the stage where we are about to launch the Vegan Society of Ireland.  It has taken a long time, and vegans in Ireland really need an organisation like this to represent them and to stand up for veganism in Ireland.”

The new society already has over 50 volunteers, and more are expected to join once the website is launched.  Vegans and vegetarians are encouraged to join as members and they can also avail of a number of discounts.  The group plans to increase awareness of veganism in Ireland by running campaigns and educating the public by means of events, dialogue with other organisations and media exposure.

“The vision of the VSI is to foster a compassionate, sustainable lifestyle that benefits all species and the environment. We envision an Ireland where veganism is mainstream and animal exploitation is eradicated.  We are not anti-farmer.  We want the government to encourage and financially support farmers who want to transition to either plant based farming or other livelihoods that don’t involve animals.  We would love to see Ireland become a hub for plant based start-ups and a major producer and exporter of plant-based foods”, Slater said.

“The world is on the brink of an environmental disaster.  Veganism is good for animals, for the planet and for health. Veganism is an ethical position and so vegans avoid all animal-based foods, clothing and products that have been tested on animals.  We don’t need to eat animals and we don’t need to use animals for any reason”.

“We want to let the public know what is happening to animals on farms, in sport, entertainment and in laboratories.  Too many people have said that they would have gone vegan sooner, had they known what animals have to go through.  These messages need to get out to people.  Animals are sentient, they feel pain and they have emotions.  None of them go willingly to the slaughterhouse.”

The Vegan Society of Ireland will officially launch on Wednesday the 24th of January.





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