Our work with policy makers

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The Vegan Society’s Campaigns and Policy team works to encourage vegan-friendly policy making. Currently this includes measures to protect the rights of vegans, to encourage more vegan provisions in institutions and to promote plant protein agriculture as an alternative to animal farming.

Our key policy points are outlined in this briefing document. Feel free to share this with your local politicians, and let us have any feedback by emailing campaigns[at]vegansociety[dot]com.

Party Conferences

Our team attends the annual party conferences. In 2018 we talked about our Catering for Everyone campaign on our exhibition stand, and ran a series of fringe events around the food and farming policies needed for a sustainable and healthy future.

See below for a video of us at the Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative, Green, and SNP conferences.

All Party Parliamentary Group APPG on Vegetarianism and Veganism

The Vegan Society sponsors this parliamentary group along with V for Life. We bring guest speakers to parliament to discuss a range of issues including institutional catering provision, veganism as a protected belief, the impact of diet on climate change, and product labelling.

Get involved: see the APPG's website here.

We have recently been talking to parliamentarians about our Catering for Everyone campaign.

Consultation responses

In 2018 we responded to the Government's consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment. Defra are seeking views on their proposals for future agricultural policy in England. In our response, we challenge the very existence of animal farming and call for more support for farmers transitioning to vegan farming methods.

We also responded to the Welsh Government consultation, Brexit and our land: securing the future of Welsh farming. In our response, we talk about the range of support needed to enable Welsh land-managers to be truly sustainable.