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History and Meaning of  "Vegan"

Donald Watson, from Great Britain, created the term ‘vegan’ in 1944. He was a founder of The Vegan Society, which became a registered charity in 1979. The Memorandum and Articles of Association updated the definition of veganism as: 


"A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practicable — all 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."


Source
Definition of Vegan. (2015). The Vegan Society.    
www.vegansociety.com/try-vegan/definition-veganism

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1944 Newsletter by Donald Watson, who created the term "vegan."  Entire text copied/pasted in MS Word File in above link. Original newsletter: https://issuu.com/vegan_society/docs/the_vegan_news_1944


Excerpts: 


"The unquestionable cruelty associated with the production of dairy produce has made it clear that lactovegetarianism is but a half-way house between flesh-eating and a truly humane, civilised diet, and we think, therefore, that during our life on earth we should try to evolve sufficiently to make the 'full journey'."


"Our Members are pronounced individualists, not easily scared by criticism, and filled with the spirit of pioneers, and one feels they will never allow their magazine to degenerate into a purely secretarial production."