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  • The first ever newsletter by The Vegan Society records that there were just 25 members.
  • The Vegan Trademark was introduced in 1990 to help businesses showcase their products meeting the authentic international vegan standard set by The Vegan Society. Today, over 56,000 products from more than 2,500 companies are registered globally, including 24,000 cosmetics and toiletries, and 18,000 food and drink items.
  • In 2019 alone The Vegan Society registered an impressive 14,262 products with The Vegan Trademark. That’s an increase in registrations from 2018 of 49%, that saw 9,590 products successfully registered.
  • The Vegan Trademark is present in 108 countries around the world, with over 50% of products registered coming from companies based outside of the UK. 
  • Products made by companies such as Flora, Alpro, Asda, Aldi, LUSH, Mars, Costa Coffee, Nestle, New Look, and Caffe Nero carry the Vegan Trademark.

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  • If the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by two-thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion. Source
  • Almost half of Brits who eat meat feel hypocritical for loving animals while eating others. Source 
  • If the UK population was killed at the rate farmed animals are killed around the world, it would end in just 11 hours. Sources: [1][2][3]
  • Over a billion farmed animals in Britain are killed each year in slaughterhouses. Source
  • Over 10 million pigs, 15 million sheep, 14 million turkeys, 15 million ducks and geese, 982 million broiler chickens, 50 million 'spent hens', 2.6 million cattle, 4.5 billion fish and 2.6 billion shellfish are killed in the UK each year - over 8 billion animals. Source
  • Since 1970, the collective weight of free-living animals has declined 82%. Instead, a small number of farmed animals (mainly cows and pigs) dominate the global biomass. They account for 60% of mammal species by mass, 36% goes to humans, and just 4% are free-living animals. Sources: [1], [2]
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