Veganism has been an upcoming trend for the past couple of years and with the recent concern of the environment, its popularity is only growing.
Figures by The Vegan Society show that the amount of people turning vegan has quadrupled from 2014 when the figure was around 150,000 to 600,000 in 2018.
So why are people turning to veganism?
Shena Louise owner of Pugs Animal Sanctuary and Organiser of the Lincoln Vegan Festival said: “I do it for the ethical reasons really, but the health benefits are a good side-line too. I mean since I started being vegan 13 years ago I haven’t had a cold so I think it keeps your immunity well boosted not to mention it keeps your weight down as well.”
The Lincoln Vegan festival is held twice a year and will be going into its fifth year running. It is a great opportunity for people to seek advice from veteran vegans, and to have a taste of vegan food from the stalls.
Shena added: “The animals get a very poor end of the deal, with how many are killed each year. It also harms the environment, we need to do something in the next few years otherwise we are in for a disaster.”
Many facts and figures have been shared showing how much of an affect veganism can make. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of The United Nations that said Livestock was behind 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gasses.
To reduce your carbon footprint you don’t have to fully convert to veganism. Greeneatz.com claim you can reduce it by 25 per cent just by cutting out red meat.
You can find out more information on the next Vegan Festival and how you can get involved by liking the Lincoln Vegan Festival Facebook page.