One of the most contentious issues in modern society is veganism. Love or loathe the plant-based revolution, it is here to stay. But unfortunately, unless you’re on the side of hardcore vegans, your opinion is going to be met with disdain, with some vegans going as far as to avoid using money that contains animal products and turning their pets vegan too.
As a result of this militancy, vegans have, arguably, undermined their cause, causing many meat-eaters to become angry at their incessant attempts to get them to convert. That being said, more people than ever are adopting plant-based diets, so there is also an argument to be made that it’s working. In the US alone, a staggering 400 million fewer animals were slaughtered for food in 2014 compared to how many were killed in 2007, The Humane Society of the United States reported.
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This dramatic change in how many people are eating is now being reflected by the increased number of vegan and vegetarian options on the market. In 2019, which has already been dubbed “the year of the vegan”, McDonald’s has announced the launch of its first-ever vegan and vegetarian Happy Meals respectively and other popular retailers, like the UK-based Greggs which launched its first ever vegan sausage roll this month, try to capitalize on this growing demographic.