Photo: Calais Vegan Festival page in Facebook
In the French city of Calais, Department of Pas-de-Calais, due to the threat of social unrest cancelled the vegan festival, scheduled for September. On it informs edition The Local.
The mayor of Calais, said that the event had to be abandoned to ensure safety and to protect the organizers and the visitors of the festival. According to him, it became known that someone is wreaking havoc and trying to organize riots. He did not specify about whom we are talking, but added that the theme of the festival nothing to do with it.
Vegan organizers of the festival suggested that the decision to cancel made under pressure from hunters and farmers. According to them, they expressed unambiguous threats about what will happen if the event will move.
In the spring, the butchers appealed to the Ministry of internal Affairs of France and asked for protection from the militant vegans. They said that over the past few months those splattered fake blood about 15 shops, and smashed with stones the Windows and damaged them with labels and inscriptions with appeals to give up meat.
In turn, the French farmers ‘ organizations demand that the government struggled with measures aimed against eating meat. They sought waiver of the introduction of vegetarian meals in schools and demanded to prohibit the use of the word “steak”, “fillet”, “bacon” and “sausage” in relation to products that do not contain meat.
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