Skip to comments.Donít mock my lentils: vegans to get discrimination rights
Posted on 03/07/2010 6:37:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
VEGANS and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister.
Members of cults and new religions such as Scientology, whose supporters include the film stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta, would also be offered protection, as would atheists.
A code of practice explaining the legal implications of the equality bill states that religions need not be mainstream or well known for their adherents to gain protection. A belief need not include faith or worship of a god or gods, but must affect how a person lives their life or perceives the world.
The code, drawn up by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, singles out vegans, who do not eat any animal products or wear leather, as meriting protection from religious discrimination. It says: A person who is a vegan chooses not to use or consume animal products of any kind. That person eschews the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, accessories or any other purpose and does so out of an ethical commitment to animal welfare.
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Well...soon it will be ridiculous (as if it isn’t already)....and EVERY group will want its “protection”...good work for LAWYERS!!! Next up, bald men over 50....(in your dreams!)
How about meatarians?
I liked this comment at the paper...
I take it Monty Python is now dictating UK laws.
Everyone is a victim!!! everyone.
If VEGETARIANS eat nothing but vegetables, then what do HUMANITARIANS eat?
What in the hell is going on in this world?
I suppose this means that they must serve tofu at the cafeteria, for Queen and Country. This is stupid.
“I take it Monty Python is now dictating UK laws.”
Monty Python and the movie “Network” were produced in the 1970’s and were both considered satire at the time. Just shows how far we’ve fallen...
Glad my family left jolly Old England some 110 years ago. Of course, the States are headed down the same road.
I am worried about Soylent Green coming true!
We are living in interesting times it seems.
I’m not a Vegetarian because I love vegetables. I’m a Vegetarian because I HATE vegetables! I want to KILL THEM and EAT THEM! ;) (Steven Wright?)
Let’s see...sexual fetishes; protected class.
Color of your skin...protected class.
Old Foggie...protected class.
Underclass layabout...protected class.
I’m a freakin’ TAXPAYER supporting them all! When do I get some sort of ‘protection?’
People don’t have to expend much energy to keep themselves fed so they have lots of time for stupid things like this.
You know every single vegetarian I have ever known ‘binged’ or ‘broke down’ with a nice hamburger. They then would go on about how bad they felt, or how terrible it tasted.
What a joke.
Im a freakin TAXPAYER supporting them all!
As an old foggie, I'm counting on you. Hang in there and keep working!
You'll be old in due time, it happens to the best of us.
(Of course by the time you are old - it'll be all gone.)