“There are many excellent reasons to go vegan and we are very pleased to see animal welfare is number one as veganism ultimately gives a voice to the voiceless.”
Nearly 90% of vegans following the lifestyle have opted to do so for ethical reasons, according to a new poll.
The survey, which polled more than 8,500 participants across over 100 countries was conducted by the leading plant-based dating app Veggly.
It revealed that 89% cited animal welfare to be the ‘key reason’ for cutting all animal products from their diet.
The polling also found that climate change was the second most important driving factor for the respondents. Almost two-thirds (64%) switched to a plant-based diet after they started taking stock of the environmental impact of their diets.
Health came in third with over half (53%) citing nutrition, immunity, and other health benefits for why they chose to switch to veganism.
The survey also revealed that women were 5.43% more likely to opt for animal welfare as their primary reason to go vegan compared to men.
Voice to the voiceless
Speaking to Green Queen Media, Alex Felipelli, founder of Veggly, said: “There are many excellent reasons to go vegan, so we have found it fascinating to see which motivations are the most popular. We are very pleased to see animal welfare is number one as veganism ultimately gives a voice to the voiceless.
“At the same time, we can see both environmental and health reasons are strong factors as well. A vegan diet is clearly the best thing for the planet and your health, so it’s no surprise they are also popular reasons,” he added.
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