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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

UK court rules ‘ethical veganism’ beliefs must be protected in law

January 3, 2020 - from CNBC:

"A U.K. employment tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” that should be legally protected in the same way as a religion."

"The ruling, confirmed to CNBC Friday by lawyers acting on the case, means ethical vegans in the U.K. will be protected from discrimination by law."

"While all vegans eat a plant-based diet, ethical vegans avoid all forms of animal exploitation, such as products made from wool or those tested on animals."

"In order for ethical veganism to be protected under the U.K.’s Equality Act, it needed to satisfy a series of criteria proving it could be classified as a 'philosophical or religious belief.'"

"Those criteria require a belief to be acceptable in a democratic society and to not conflict with the fundamental rights of others. Political beliefs are not eligible for protection under the Equality Act."

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