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September 16, 2019 - Personnel Today

Vegetarians cannot be victims of discrimination: tribunal

Vegetarians cannot be victims of discrimination: tribunal
Credit: Caroline Attwood

Vegetarians cannot be victims of discrimination, a judge has held, after a tribunal found it could not be described as a ‘philosophical belief’.

However, the tribunal did point out that a different conclusion might have been possible in relation to veganism. The judge said that vegans “simply do not accept the practice under any circumstances of eating meat, fish or dairy products, and have distinct concerns about the way animals are reared, the clear belief that killing and eating animals is contrary to a civilised society and also against climate control”.

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