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Your Campaigns, Policy and Research Vegan Society team works to bring us closer to a world where no animals are used or harmed by people. We engage with policy makers about laws, policies and practices – from schools to hospitals, farms to factories to restaurants, in workplaces and Parliaments – that need to change for a vegan-friendly world.

We give ethical, environmental, economic and other reasons, evidence and research to support good vegan-friendly meals on every menu; the transition to plant-based agriculture; the rights of non-humans and of vegans in law; and in every other area of life.

2019 England National Food Strategy

We support a new ‘field to fork’ Food Strategy for England. There are proven ways to radically improve every part of our food system. We challenge the Government to:

  • Ensure safe, healthy food for all, that is affordable for everyone;
  • Restore and enhance the natural environment for everyone, including free-living nonhuman beings;
  • Guarantee extensive support for people moving toward plant-based methods.

2019 Scotland Good Food Nation

The Good Food Nation (Scotland) legislation can achieve access to healthy, nutritious food, environmental sustainability and the avoidance of public health crises. A joined-up approach from government and public bodies is vital.

2019 Labour Party Sustainable Food Policy

People expect Government to lead on solutions, where our food system is causing problems. Now we have Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions targets, and as our eating patterns and attitudes change, the time for radical action on sustainable, healthy food is now.

2018 DEFRA England Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

The UK as a whole needs to make new, broad, strong commitments to a transition toward a sustainable society, supplied by crop agriculture.

2018 Wales Brexit and our land: securing the future of Welsh farming

Wales needs a future for life and land that challenges current economic dogma, and truly integrates land use with our broader ambitions in the Wellbeing of Future Generations and Environment Acts.

2020 Update to nutritional standards for school food in Northern Ireland

We need to collaborate with parents and guardians, children and young people, caterers, funders and where appropriate, registered dietitians, to ensure that suitable vegan-friendly options are available on all menus.

2021 The Fur Market in Great Britain

We strongly object to the use of any animals within the fashion and textile industries. In July 2020, a YouGov poll revealed that 93% of respondents do not wear fur and 72% dsupported a complete ban on imports.

2021 School Food Stakeholders Survey

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