Hover-Cars, Vegans and Growth Predictions For 2019

by | December 10, 2018

As a kid growing up in 1970s England, 2019 was a distant, yet fantastical, destination.  Weren’t Star Trek style teleportation, all in one metallic jump-suits and hover-cars all meant to be all the rage by now? Probably the same way kids growing up now, see everyone being vegans by the time they’ve reached adulthood.

While those futuristic delights haven’t yet made into our lives just right now, vegan absolutely has.  After decades of being found on the margins of “regular” mainstream society, veganism is now firmly established in the realm of societal acceptance.  And why should it not?


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Are Vegans Growing in Numbers?

Vegas numbers continue to grow and grow, year on year, and as a consequent, 2019 is set to be the best year yet for those who want to reject cruelty, get healthy and give Mother Earth a well-deserved environmental break to boot.

The statistics are there to be seen:

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January is often seen as the Monday of the months – that get back to it, reality looms kindof a time.  Well, if that’s you, as a vegan, take comfort in knowing that this coming new year is set to be the best one yet for veganism. 

The growth in vegan numbers, and therefore the growth in vegan awareness, is set to gather even more momentum than ever before. Veganuary 2019 is estimated to have 300,00 participants.  In 2014, by way of contrast, Veganuary had anestimated 3,300 participants. 

2019 isn’t going see us turning up to the next family reunion in our hover-cars.  However, it is going to see something even better – more than ever before. 

As vegans we’ll go with that, no problem.  If we get a metallic jump-suit thrown in, we’ll take that too.

Dave Hewitt

An Ohio-based British Masters post-graduate, and ever since I was a little kid growing up in 70s England, I’ve always hated animal cruelty and injustice, and vegan for six years. The sense of sticking up for the voiceless, the persecuted and the powerless remains as strong as ever. Married to Monica, my vegan life partner who works for NASA, we’ve been in Ohio since 2015, and have managed to drive on the other side of the road without incident thus far.


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