The Vegan Society is urging public services in the UK to be more inclusive of vegan food options, from school and hospitals to prisons and universities. With the Catering for Everyone campaign, they are trying to make public services more aware of the need for vegan options on the menu.
Talking about the Catering for Everyone campaign, The Vegan Society writes: “Veganism has been found to come within the scope of international human rights provisions and vegans in the UK are protected under human rights and equality law.
“Therefore vegans should already have the right to suitable, animal-free catering in public sector settings. We are no campaigning for tasty, nutritious, appropriate vegan meals on every public sector catering menu every day.
Of course, providing vegan options does not just protect the rights of vegans. Vegan food can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. Institutions looking to improve their sustainability credentials would do well to consider increasing their vegan food provision. A vegan diet can reduce your food related carbon emissions by 50 per cent.”
Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns and Policy at The Vegan Society, said: “Our campaign Catering for Everyone aims to secure tasty, nutritious, appropriate vegan meals on every public sector catering menu every day. As a patient in a hospital or as a university student you don’t always have a choice of where to eat, and it’s a problem if there are no vegan options.”
You can participate in the campaign by asking your local services to re-evaluate the options available for vegans by following the advice from The Vegan Society. You can find out more here.