The mission of the nonprofit organization Vegan Society Luxembourg (VSL) is to promote veganism, through educating and raising awareness on the positive impact of a vegan lifestyle on animal rights, our environment as well as our health. The VSL supports the development of veganism to fight animal cruelty and exploitation, lower our carbon footprint, reduce the effects of climate change, and reduce the risks of health issues. A registered non-profit organization, the VSL organizes various public activities and events in the social, political, and educational fields.
MEET OUR 2023-2024 COMMITTEE
BARBARA UJLAKI – PRESIDENT
BENJAMIN BENEDETTO – Vice President
I am a father and have been vegan for nearly 2.5 years now. I proudly switched within one day from omnivore to vegan. The reason was initially the health benefits but thanks to my life partner, I broadened my perspective on animal suffering and environmentalism. I am working in the financial sector and confess to having a few addictions: CrossFit, coffee, and dark chocolate. If you don’t know me yet, you probably already know my focaccia. And If not, what are you waiting for to attend the next event?
MALOU KREINS – SECRETARY
I am very interested in nature and all the animals we share our planet with. I have been volunteering for about 20 years in different organizations for the prevention of cruelty toward animals. Within the VSL committee, I would like to help organize events and find new partners that are vegan-friendly. I want to bring people together who share the same ideas and spend good moments together. I am also keen to support people transitioning to veganism who have questions and doubts about being vegan. I have worked as a medical technical radiographer since 1999, I am married, I have 1 adoptive daughter, and share my house with many older dogs and cats.
NATHALIE JENERAL – COMMITTEE MEMBER
I became vegan in 2019, during the pregnancy of my third child, after watching the documentary “The Game Changers”. As an international, legal professional, full-time working mum, I am and was very interested in nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and sports. I always thought I had to eat meat to get my protein. I did my research and discovered that this was a lie. Instead, all proteins originate from plants and the animal is just the middleman. I started to gradually incorporate more and more plants, which ended up in a whole-food plant-based diet and a lot of passion for new meals. Meanwhile, I learned a lot about a plant-based lifestyle and how to live sustainably and live without any animal products (e.g. even in household supplies, clothing, or beauty products). I joined the VSL to contribute to raising awareness on these topics.
DANIEL DIDIER – COMMITTEE MEMBER
I became vegan in 2015. One day, I saw a documentary called „Earthlings“ and immediately decided that I did not want to harm animals anymore. After that, I did a lot of research. In the beginning, I only changed my diet to a plant-based one, but after a while, I started changing my clothes and cosmetics to become fully vegan. I was so shocked by the animal industry that I became involved in international animal safe organisations. I am happy to have found my place in the VSL team.
CATHY BLESER – COMMITTEE MEMBER
WERNER HASLEHNER – COMMITTEE MEMBER
VANESSA SIMOES – COMMITTEE MEMBER
MAXIMILIAN DI BARTOLOMEO – COMMITTEE MEMBER
Your help is needed!
You can support the VSL in many ways, by becoming a member, through a donation or by helping with our activities. Thanks to your support, we can regularly organize various events and raise awareness on veganism, inform people or just show that veganism can be easy, tasty and meaningful.
The more members the better reach we have.
The more members an organization has, the more say it gets in political, social, educational, and business matters.
Through your annual contribution, we can organize campaigns and do lobbying.
Together we are strong! Therefore, the Vegan Society Luxembourg attaches great importance to international cooperation with other organizations and platforms.
‘Votum Klima’ – an initiative of Caritas Luxembourg, Action Solidarité Tiers Monde, Mouvement Ecologique and Greenpeace – shows that the climate and energy policy reversal of Luxembourg is possible!
The Votum Climate platform, founded in 2009, is sponsored by the following 26 non-governmental organizations in the United Kingdom: Aid for the Defense of India, Action Public Transport, the Association of Soutien aux Travailleurs lmmigrés (ASTI), Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM) ATTAC Luxembourg, Bio-Luxembourg, Bridderlech Share, Caritas Luxembourg, Center for Ecological Learning Luxembourg (CELL), Cercle de Coopération, Conference of the Jeunesse Luxembourgeoise (CGJL), Catholic Church in Luxembourg, Ethics, Eurosolar Luxembourg, Fairtrade Luxembourg, Frères the Hommes, Greenpeace Luxembourg, Handicap International, the Commission Justitia et Pax, the Luxembourg Velocity Initiative, Mouvement Ecologique, nature & environment, SOS Faim Luxembourg, UNICEF, Vegan Society Luxembourg.