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This group is intended for vegans to chat about anything and everything - whether related to veganism or not!
Polite and friendly discussions on any topic welcomed - if disagreements occur, please keep them on a mature level.
Vegetarians also welcome.
Hello, hello, to all out there in cyber land *waves* My name is Ashley and I'm a student from and currently living in Maryland...
Hello ladies! I am returning to veganism after a short break (going to Europe the first time I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted)...
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The word "vegetarian" was coined in England in 1847 by the founders of the Vegetarian Society of Great Britain. "Vegetarian" has been used to describe people who do not eat meat, but do consume dairy products and eggs.
The Vegan Society was founded in England in 1944 by Donald Watson and others who believed that vegetarians should strive to exist without eating or using any animal products at all.
Watson stated that the crisis of World War II may have been a motivation behind his founding of the Vegan Society, because he saw so much turmoil and suffering in the world around him. The Vegan founders believed that the first step to creating a better world would be to develop a diet that did not cause the death or suffering of any living beings.
The term "vegan" is derived from the Latin word vegetus, which means "full of life," which the founders hoped their system would be. "Vegan" also starts with the same three letters as "vegetarian," and ends with the last two, as its founders believed they were starting with vegetarian ideas and taking them to their logical conclusion.