Huge Increase in the Number of UK Vegans!

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The number of vegans in the UK has skyrocketed over 350 per cent in the last 10 years, according to new research presented by The Vegan Society and Vegan Life Magazine.

The Ipsos MORI study found that at least 542,000 people in Britain now follow a vegan lifestyle. We’re particularly excited that the rise seems to be driven by young people, as close to half of all vegans are between the ages of 15 and 34. As we already knew, this suggests the growth will continue to surge!

Vegan UK

The growth in the popularity of vegan living comes as no surprise. As people have become increasingly concerned about cruelty to animals, climate change or their own health, we have also seen Google searches for “vegan” hitting all-time highs. Here’s what the exponential increase looks like in the UK.

And the number of people visiting PETA UK’s website or ordering our free vegan starter kits has also surged. The number of vegan starter kits we distributed doubled last year, and we’re predicting another massive jump this year.


The vegan movement has never been bigger and is becoming more mainstream all the time. With vegan food in supermarkets and vegan fashion on the high street, it’s easier than ever to make compassionate choices.

See what all the fuss is about. Sign the 30-day vegan pledge, and we’ll send you resources, recipes and tips every week to help you on your way.


  • Kate commented on May 21, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Ahh I’m so happy :’)

  • Jenny Cowan commented on May 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm


  • Emily commented on May 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I have been vegetarian all my life but due to one of my sons having a health condition which is made worse by dairy, we are switching our whole family to veganism.

  • SweetPea commented on May 22, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Yay! I’m 16 and have now been vegan for nearly four months, despite the fact that the rest of my family remain pesketarian! (y) 🙂

  • Matthew Clark commented on May 23, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    This is great news and very promising for the future. We can all aim for a better, more compassionate world. Fingers crossed 🙂

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