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The word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — 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. ~ Donald Watson (1910-2005), the man who coined the word vegan & co-founded the British Vegan Society in 1944.

Through Vege-Ups, Potlucks, Stalls and other activities, the Whangarei Vegans provide support, information, opportunities for in-depth discussion and light-hearted-ness that may sometimes explode into belly rumbling giggles.

If you are new to Whangarei or new to veganism, you are more than welcome to join in with us at any of these occasions