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The Vegetarian Society is the UK’s original and leading voice for the vegetarian and vegan movement. Our aim is to inspire and support everyone to move towards more sustainable and cruelty-free choices in their lives because kindness counts.

Through our education and engagement programmes to campaigning, policy work and product accreditation, we strive for a world without animal cruelty.

We do this by using our knowledge and expertise to work across our membership, communities, business, government, and likeminded organisations to help change behaviour, drive innovation and expand food choice across the industry.

In doing so we continue to build on our 175+ year legacy to grow a community driven by a collective desire to secure a kinder, healthier and more sustainable future for every life on earth.

We are open minded and inclusive, welcoming to new people no matter where they are on their veggie journey. We work across a wide spectrum of beliefs and embrace all who want to learn through and non-judgemental and educational approach.

Our aims


From supporting small individuals actions to lobbying for large societal shifts, our work is a catalyst for positive action. We exist to inspire change.


Offering education, recipes and cookery classes, we are the go-to organisation for vegetarian resources and UK's trusted experts.


We offer a wide range of practical support and advice, empowering all to eat more plants! We enable everyone to make a difference.


Radical from the beginning, we have been leading the movement and challenging the status quo for over 175 years.


Brave, creative and resourceful, we embrace new and forward-thinking ways to help change behaviours. We are always evolving.


We create strong supportive communities. We know that small changes by many people can make a huge difference.


Join us and become part of an active passionate community working together for a better life for all.

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