Nowadays things are completely different. Veganism has come out of the shadows, and is the fastest growing diet in the Western World today. Medical science acknowledges that a balanced vegan diet is the optimum way for people to eat. Animal protection has become an important feature in many people's lives, with revelations about modern farming methods persuading many people to turn their backs on meat. Most people in the country now describe themselves as "meat reducers", and aspire to go completely cruelty free. A vegan is now no longer a slightly odd figure on the margins of society, but someone who is seen to stand for principles that we all hold dear.
Along with these changes there has been an explosion of vegan products and services in the last five years. Now a vegan is spoiled for choice when it comes to products like ice-cream, meat substitutes, shoes. There is an absolute plethora of "pleather" jackets, chocolate and "cheeses." You name it, we've got it. And that is why it is time for veganism to be celebrated.
To do this, various groups have set up vegan fairs all over the country. Members of the public are invited to take a break from shopping, and sample delicious vegan foods. Far from being scared off by the word "vegan" these fairs are always packed to capacity because people are genuinely interested in a cruelty free diet.
So if you are reading this, and thinking about going vegan, then please attend our free food day, and see how varied the options are. And if you are vegan and want to remind yourself how positive your dietary choice is, then come along as well. This day is for everybody. We would love to see you there.
www.realfood.org.uk (this text was taken from here, an excellent site as an introduction to veganism)
www.mapsoc.org.uk (the group who have organised this day. Go to the site to find out more about us and how to get involved)