The Vegan Society’s Campaigns and Policy team work 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.
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 food and medicine labelling, veganism as a protected belief, impact of diet on climate change, and institutional catering provisions.
We have recently been talking to parliamentarians about the environmental impact of a meat and dairy diet, and medicine labelling.
Our team get face to face with politicians at the annual party conferences. In 2017 we launched our new Grow Green report at fringe events, and spoke to many policy makers and politicians about the benefits of plant protein agriculture. Read our blog here.
We recently 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.