November is World Vegan Month, and Parliament is marking the occasion by making it easy for MPs and Westminster staff to go vegan.
There are a number of restaurants in the House of Commons, and they’ll be promoting vegan options throughout the month with a Vegan Loyalty Card, offering each diner’s 10th vegan meal for free.
Kerry McCarthy MP said the following:
I’m really glad that the efforts of the three vegan MPs to raise awareness of veganism amongst the catering authorities at Parliament have paid off. This has partly been about
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Zac Goldsmith, MP, has joined the call for Fortnum & Mason to drop foie gras – a food whose production is so cruel that it is illegal to produce in the UK and which His Royal Highness Prince Charles has banned from menus at his Royal residences.
The Conservative politician, who is known for his concern for the environment, wrote to CEO Ewan Venters after seeing PETA’s investigation into the shocking treatment of geese on farms that the store gets foie gras from:
Traditional “la gavage” foie gras production is
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Wearing little more than painted-on tiger stripes and holding a sign that reads, “The Cruellest Show on Earth – Ban Wild Animals in Circuses”, Celebrity Big Brother star and PETA friend Chantelle Houghton joined PETA in front of the Houses of Parliament to call on the government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The action came a day before a scheduled debate in Parliament in response to the government’s failure to implement a ban last month. The rejection was purportedly based on European Union legal concerns, but the European … Read more.
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Baroness Lola Young wants the House of Lords to elect faux fur to Parliament. The baroness led a debate in the House of Lords last week to ask Her Majesty’s government what plans it has to support and promote ethical and sustainable clothing.
Prior to the debate, PETA shared with the baroness information about the fur industry and noted that the overwhelming majority of British people are opposed to real fur – 95 percent according to a 2010 poll. Pointing out that, as representatives of the people, … Read more.