The Wonders of Veganuary – Vegans making Vegans!

I firmly believe that going vegan and promoting the vegan lifestyle is the greatest form of animal activism, and the most effective way to reduce animal suffering. Yet many people are unaware of the actual scale of animal suffering in the industries. Some are not sure how to start on the path to a vegan lifestyle. Veganuary is a wonderful introduction to vegan life, and a great way to meet some lovely people!

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For those of you not familiar with Veganuary, it has a very simple – yet hugely powerful – aim. To reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January.

And support is not the half of it – they are 100% behind you every single step of the way. I wish I’d had that level of support when I first went vegan, it would have been amazing! The community spirit online is fantastic, and I find it such a friendly place.

I took part as a supporter and cheerleader as such this year, as it’s just such a great thing to be involved with! The team at Veganuary are some the loveliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. So friendly and compassionate, it’s heart warming.

And just to show you the difference it makes, here are the amazing statistics:

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Over 12,800 people took part in 2015 and a huge 51% percent are staying vegan! That’s around 6400 odd new vegans. Which is a huge difference to the amount of animal suffering! And look at the wonderful improvements people noticed in their own health and well-being:

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Another great thing about Veganuary, is that it’s just so cost effective. Every £1 spent saves – reduces those animals being born into suffering and used for slaughter/production – 13 lives! Wow! This is calculated from the amount spent on the campaign and the number animals saved by all of the participants following a vegan diet for the month of January.

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2015 was only the second year of Veganuary and the participation quadrupled from 2014. That’s pretty impressive! Think of how many more vegans could be made if even more people take part in January 2016! That’s where Veganuary are looking for your help! The lovely Jane & Matthew spent all of their savings the past two years, for the love of animals, and now they need our help! Help to make a campaign video to encourage even more people to try vegan for January.

There are lots of lovely perks for donating to this Crowdfunding campaign. Starting at just £3, you can become a Veganuary Superhero! Take a look at the appeal video here and you’ll see the compassion and love involved. With 16 days left, there’s only around £500 until the target is achieved – just a little help and you’ll be supporting one of the best ways to ease animal suffering!

So, will you take part in Veganuary 2016? Will you help vegans make more vegans?

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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week ahead!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. aocproject says:

    Great post! 🙂

    1. Thank you. Would you like a wristband acoproject?

      1. aocproject says:

        Many thanks but I already have one!! I’m Leigh (we met while working on the Veganuary directory last year 🙂

      2. Aaah hello Leigh – sorry for not putting that together! Thanks for adding me on Facebook too 🙂

      3. aocproject says:

        No problem 😉 Just getting the blog all set up. Yes, I only realised today I haven´t got you on FB. Have a great week and shine on! xx

      4. Hope you have a super week yourself! 🙂

  2. Sarah Moss says:

    I was transitioning to a vegan diet for about a year, but Veganuary was the push I needed to go at it 100%, and I’m so glad I did. Sending hugs to all vegans from Chicago (please make the wristbands available here one day)! Pura vida!

    1. That’s great Sarah. I am not sure how much it would cost me to post, but would you like a wristband? Happy to make an exception. 🙂

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