All vegans are indebted to the late Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society who invented the word 'vegan' to identify a lifestyle that abstains from the use of all animal products. Watson started promoting veganism in the 1940s and continued his devoted work until his death at the age of 95.
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"A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."