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Vegans around the world will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the
"birth" of their movement on Tuesday, by attending a local gathering
or simply refraining from using or eating anything from animals.
Veganism as it is known today was established as a movement in 1944, by
people who wanted to differentiate themselves from vegetarians by abstaining
not only from the consumption of meat, but also from both the consumption and
use of all animal products.
Veganism - doing the right thing
Is vegan in vogue
While there are various reasons for vegan diets, most are guided by
ethical, dietary and environmental concerns. Estimates put the number of vegans
in the US at around 2 million and the UK at 250,000.
Critics of veganism point to a lack of protein in a poorly-planned vegan
diet, but the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada regard a
vegan diet as appropriate for all ages if planned well.
The Vegan Day celebration in Los Angeles will include a DJ, street vendors
and a silent auction, a brunch will be held in Paris, and
Lincoln, UK will have a street fair.