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CAIRO – 1 November 2017: Heather Russell developed a new app called “Vnutrition” in celebration of World Vegan Day 2017, which focuses on helping vegans hit their nutritional goals.
The World Vegan Month has been celebrated annually starting November 1 around the world, where vegans celebrate animal rights.
Veganism is practiced in two ways: either as a diet or as a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. In both cases, the one who practices either of the two is said to be a vegan.
The chair of the Vegan Society, Louise Wallis, established the day in 1994, as she knew that the day was founded in November 1944 but did not know the exact date. Thus, she decided that November 1 will be the beginning of the annual Vegan Month.
The idea began in 1944 when Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley and their friends felt the importance of needing to distinguish the difference between not eating meat and not eating any products from animals.
Celebrations take the form of inviting people to a vegan lunch or dinner, sharing favorite vegan recipes on social media or even challenging friends to go vegan for 30 days by taking the Vegan Pledge.
Through the Vegan Pledge, people who want to become healthier, lighter and more vibrant can sign up and receive advice on all aspects of a vegan diet via email.
A new vegan campaign under the name of “Vegan on the Go” will be launched later to encourage retailers to provide vegans with more on-the-go type lunch options as a way of firmly establishing veganism as part of mainstream culture.