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Six held in France over vegan attacks on Lille shops

According to a 2016 survey, only around 3% of French people are vegetarian. But a number of recent incidents have sparked debate in a country that has a long culinary tradition of eating meat.

BBC NEWS: ‘Six people have been held this week over a string of vegan activist attacks in the city of Lille, officials said. Nine businesses, including a butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop and a McDonald’s, have had windows smashed and fake blood thrown on their walls in recent months. Activists also spray-painted the slogan “Stop Speciesism”, a term denouncing unethical treatment of other species. Five of the six detained people have since been or will now be released…

According to a 2016 survey, only around 3% of French people are vegetarian. But a number of recent incidents have sparked debate in a country that has a long culinary tradition of eating meat… The French government this year has introduced new regulations that ban vegetable-based food products in France from using words like “steak” and “sausage”.’ SOURCE…

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