At the ancient times in the world, people used to be non vegetarian as they eat flesh and even raw meat just to fulfill their hunger requirements. At that time they were not aware of any type of disease, environment, and morals. But as the time passed, the moral knowledge towards environment has spread.
The most probable reason of spread of veganism is religious rituals(specially India) as it creates a fear for the devotees due to god. Education is also a great reason as it makes us aware about the right to live for every living being on Earth and as we are enjoying the benefits from animals, they also must be benefitted by us.
Veganism is spreading most rapidly in European countries as compared to any other country in the world, the reason is the same… European countries has the highest literacy rate.
PETA(People for the ethical treatment for animals) is an international nonprofit charitable organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, with affiliates worldwide.
PETA has helped medical training programs in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago to stop cutting apart and killing animals in surgery courses and instead start using life-like human-patient simulators.
PETA spreads awareness about the ethical veganusm almost in every country.
An ethical vegan is someone whose lifestyle and choices are shaped by their desire to avoid cruelty and suffering to animals at all practical costs. Ethical veganism goes far beyond a plant-based diet.
Some of the worlds most fastest vegan growing countries are as follows:
Israel: Five percent (approx. 300,000) in Israel said they were vegan in 2014, making it the highest per capita vegan population in the world. A 2015 survey by Globes and Israel’s Channel 2 News similarly found 5% of Israelis were vegan. Veganism increased among Israeli Arabs. The Israeli army made special provision for vegan soldiers in 2015, which included providing non-leather boots and wool-free berets. Veganism also simplifies adherence to the Judaic prohibition on combining meat and milk in meals.
World’s best vegan city is Israel’s city Tel Aviv.
United Kingdom: In the UK, where the tofu and mock-meats market was worth £786.5 million in 2012, two percent said they were vegan in a 2007 government survey. A 2016 Ipsos MORI study commissioned by the Vegan Society, surveying almost 10,000 people aged 15 or over across England, Scotland, and Wales, found that 1.05 percent were vegan; the Vegan Society estimates that 542,000 in the UK follow a vegan diet. According to a 2018 survey by Comparethemarket.com, the number of people who identify as vegans in the United Kingdom has risen to over 3.5 million, which is approximately seven percent of the population, and environmental concerns were a major factor in this development. However, doubt was cast on this inflated figure by the UK-based Vegan Society, who perform their own regular survey: the Vegan Society themselves found in 2018 that there were 600,000 vegans in Great Britain (1.16%), which was seen as a dramatic increase on previous figures. In 2020, a court ruled that ethical veganism was a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010, meaning employers cannot discriminate against vegans.
Its capital city London is one of the world’s fastest growing vegan city.
United States: Estimates of vegans in the U.S. in past varied from 2% (Gallup, 2012) to 0.5% (Faunalytics, 2014). According to the latter, 70% of those who adopted a vegan diet abandoned it. However, Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017, a report by GlobalData, estimated that “6% of US consumers now claim to be vegan, up from just 1% in 2014.” According to BBC, black Americans are almost three times more likely to be more vegan and vegetarian than all other Americans. They cited a study by Pew Research center which claims that 8% of black Americans are strict vegans and vegetarians, compared to 3% of the general public.
New York a big city of America is also listed in world’s fastest growing vegan cities.
Bharat(India): In the 2005–06 National Health Survey, 1.6% of the surveyed population reported never consuming animal products. Veganism was most common in the states of Gujarat (4.9%) and Maharashtra (4.0%).
In Hindu religion meat is not considered as a good meal or is considered as against devotion of god.
Due to this reason most of the Indians are away from meat.
Australia: Australians topped Google’s worldwide searches for the word “vegan” between mid-2015 and mid-2016. A Euromonitor International study concluded the market for packaged vegan food in Australia would rise 9.6% per year between 2015 and 2020, making Australia the third-fastest growing vegan market behind China and the United Arab Emirates.
Canada: In 2018, one survey estimated that 2.1 percent of adult Canadians considered themselves as vegans.
Germany: As of 2016, data estimated that people following a vegan diet in Germany varied between 0.1% and 1% of the population (between 81,000 and 810,000 persons).
Some other countries named Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland are also going vegan rapidly.
It is notable that mostly the Europian countries are following the Veganism.