25 Oct 2011

French outlaw vegetarianism!

Surely this is a joke? This news item seems to be in most of the vegetarian press - a governmental order issued on October 2 this year says all meals served in school canteens in France must contain animal products - and that meat and fish will be served at a certain minimum frequency. That will affect 6 million children. This implies that by law from now on no vegetarian can eat at any public or private school in France.

It seems similar decrees will be taken shortly regarding almost all forms of catering from kindergarten to hospital, prisons and retirement homes. Vegetarianism will then have effectively been banned for a large part of the population. At a time when we need to reduce meat consumption this seems a crazy blow against individual human rights, the planet and of course animals. Read more here and sign petition here.

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