Brits have reduced the amount of animal products they’re consuming since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research by The Vegan Society.
The survey, which focused on how consumer habits have changed over the last 12 months, found that almost 1 in five people (19.5%) have reduced the amount of meat they are eating while 12.3% say they have reduced their egg and dairy intake.
It also found that over a third are spending more time with their companion animals and are thinking more about their impact on the planet.
A second survey aimed at those who had cut back on animal products found that over half of respondents had bought the growing range of meat alternatives on offer for the first time and 78% of them would continue to do so. This was also the case for plant milks with 36% of respondents trying oat milk for the first time and again the majority would continue to drink this post lock down. When asked what had motivated these changes respondents stated
· 35% motivated by health concerns
· 30% motivated by environmental concerns
· 21% motivated by animal rights issues
Read the full report here