Italian Mayor Focuses City Plans on Vegan Education
New mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, wants to bring vegan issues to the center of the Piedmont capital’s programming. She presented her council’s plan this week, including a focus on reducing animal consumption in the Italian city.
“The promotion of vegan and vegetarian diets is a fundamental act in safeguarding our environment, the health of our citizens and the welfare of our animals.”
Recognizing the importance of educating younger generations about the various impacts of eating animals, the plan includes a five year focus on providing information to the city’s children about ethical eating practices. The program is indicative of massive shifts in governmental bodies, and individuals, understanding how food choices affect the planet and animals.
“Leading medical, nutritional and political experts will help promote a culture of respect in our schools, teaching children how to eat well while protecting the earth and animal rights.”
Turin is already a leader in a greener way of life, as its citizens enjoy a local Vegfestival and engage in organic farming and environmentally friendly markets. As the evidence mounts against animal consumption – from greenhouse gas effects to medical problems to animal suffering – we will likely see more political attention to the role animal products play.
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