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Canadian Citizens Form “Vegan Option Canada” Lobby Group

NICOLE AXWORTHY: ‘A group of Canadian citizens recently formed Vegan Option Canada (VOC), a lobby group with the mission of amending laws to mandate federal public institutions, such as hospitals, schools, and senior centers, to provide vegan meal options… “Our mission is to bring awareness to the fact that access to plant-based meals is a human right,” VOC public relations representative Sorin Ionescu told VegNews. “When we are in a public institution—particularly when it is mandatory and not a matter of choice — our personal dietary choices need to be respected, especially when they are based on an ethical choice to reduce suffering.” The creation of VOC was inspired by the Portuguese Vegetarian Association, whose efforts led to the passing of similar legislation in Portugal in 2017’. SOURCE…

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