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French vegan fest off the menu amid fears of butchers’ revenge

An alliance of hunters and farmers are seeking to take revenge on vegans bent on turning the largely carnivorous French off meat.

RORY MULHOLLAND: ‘The French town of Calais has been no stranger to public disorder in recent years, with recurrent battles between police and migrants or striking ferry workers making headlines across the world. But now the port town is facing a bizarre new threat, according to its council: an alliance of hunters and farmers seeking to take revenge on vegans bent on turning the largely carnivorous French off meat. The risk of trouble was so great that the council decided to cancel a vegan festival due to be held in the town centre on September 8. The move was the latest episode in an ongoing battle between vegan militants and butchers and other providers of meat in the north of France…

The Calais mayor’s office said it had to ban the upcoming vegan event to “guarantee public safety” and to protect organisers and visitors from the “risk of an outbreak of public disorder.” It provided no details but said authorities had become aware of a “series of operations aimed at stirring up trouble.” Farplace, the association that organised the festival, was more specific about where the threats were coming from. It claimed on the event’s Facebook page that town hall officials had told it that “hunters and farmers had come together to make very clear threats about what might happen if the event was held”.’ SOURCE…

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