The rise of veganism: a moral imperative or a European fad?
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What is veganism? Why is it growing at such terrific rates? The UK vegan market is estimated to grow from £559m in 2016 to £658m by 2021.
Hindu traditions from the time of the Buddha have promoted plant-based diets and practicing Ahimsa – a term in Sanskrit which means doing minimal harm. One would think then that all Hindus would be natural vegans, and yet this is not the case. Why?
Animal rights and their wellbeing are also at the core of practising Ahimsa. One would think that the Hindu community would be at the forefront of the animal rights movement, but their voice is seldom heard.
What role, if any, should the British Hindu community play in shaping the voice of the vegan and animal rights movement? What, if anything, does the Hindu community have to offer British society?
Come and explore, with our expert witnesses, if veganism really is the panacea it is made out to be.