"In this Memorandum the word 'veganism' denotes
a philosophy and way
of living which seeks to excludeas far as is possible and
practicalall forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for
food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the
development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of
humans, animals and the environment.
"In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all
products derived wholly or partly from animals."
This definition of veganism comes from the Memorandum of Association
of the The Vegan Society,
formed in England in 1944.
has a network of
across the UK. I am a
local contact for Renfrewshire, Scotland.
There are numerous vegan groups and entities in and around Glasgow.
I would draw attention to the
Vegan Society of the University of Glasgow.