French org creates first global vegan counter
On March 8, French eco-vegan group NANY (Nature, Animals N’ Yourself) launched its How Many Vegans? campaign and activated its veg counter to start tallying vegans worldwide. The quick online questionnaire—with an explanation translated into 20 languages—takes less than three minutes to complete. Tallies updated every Sunday. Go ahead and be counted!
While the model isn’t scientifically perfect and will not count all vegans on earth, it will show our growing numbers (good for morale) and prompt local and national governments globally to recognize veganism as an ethical choice made by millions. This will make it easier for vegans worldwide to ask for more plant-based alternatives from public institutions (schools, prisons, hospitals, etc.) and corporations, and for more animal protection laws.
NANY does ask for an email address, which will not be used for marketing purposes. It will be used to check in with respondents every three years to find out if they’re still vegan, updating the stats accordingly. Bénédicte Coutheillas, founder of NANY, says that those who opt in will also be able to receive news on positive actions/solutions that have worked well in some countries to make the future of our planet greener and kinder.
We hope you tell all your vegan friends about this exciting initiative!
Print and share so that more people register. Post wherever possible in your community: vegan/veggie restaurants, schools, universities, bulletin boards.