The Society adds, "and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment."
The new #VeganPassport is out now! Overcome language barriers with this #vegan pocket book: https://t.co/vGTgmLE1tG pic.twitter.com/qndnPmvPns— The Vegan Society (@TheVeganSociety) August 9, 2016
"In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products wholly or partly from animals." That was the Society's definition in 1979 when it became a registered charity.
And when is comes to finding a haven for vegans, all signs point to the German city of Berlin.
More #veganfood from #berlin!— Eat Away (@eatawayco) July 29, 2016
This sandwich is filled #jackfruit! #BBQ #govegan #vegan #ebook pic.twitter.com/bnf8SzQkUN
Europe's hipster capital has a growing appetite for vegan food with 80,000 vegans living there, according to vegetarian association Vebu.
"Germany and especially Berlin are at the forefront of a vegan movement" that's advancing all over Europe, Sebastian Joy, Vebu's vice president told AFP.
A "movement" which has led to around 60 vegan restaurants opening up in the German capital — and far more than Paris and London, which has 40, according to website Happy Cow.
Why Vegans Love Berlin
The reason why Berlin is fast becoming a vegan haven is because the city is "younger, more hyped, and more alternative than Munich, Paris or London," according to Joy.
"There's a snowball effect: vegans attract vegans and more and more people come."
'Hedonistic Event Culture'
There's even an area in the city where young parents and start-ups live which has become known as "Vegan Avenue," where you can find cafes missing cheese, yoghurt or honey and shoe shops without leather.
Friday #healthy #vegan #fastfood at #vego #berlin. #tgif #soyaburger pic.twitter.com/lGuU7W761Z— Turtle Vagabonds (@TurtleVagabonds) August 12, 2016
According to Munich newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, "Being vegan is no longer an abstemious practice for a few fundamentalist animal-lovers, but part of hedonistic event culture."
Peace & Peas
Whether is questioning the provenance of their food or a desire to eat more healthily, Berlin's hipsters are turning into vegans in increasingly numbers, fronting the new food fad and maybe leading a new "movement," across Europe.
Someone's spreading the #veganmessage openly #inthecity! #Berlin #hclf #vegan #streetart #arts #WednesdayWisdom ⭐ pic.twitter.com/u9W19LpA9V— L. Cherry Cake (@ladycherrycake) July 6, 2016