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Vegan food becomes legal right in Portugal

by Futures Centre, Sep 25
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Vegan Food Becomes Legal Right in Portugal

Vegans in Portugal are about to find mealtimes much easier, as it has become illegal for prisons, hospitals, and schools not to offer an alternative meal for them. The decision will protect vegans who are in public service institutions, allowing them to be sure of a meal choice instead of having to go without.

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The recently approved new law compels all public canteens (e.g. schools, universities, prisons, hospitals) to provide a strict vegetarian option in their menus within the next 6 months. The significant achievement follows a popular petition promoted by the Portuguese Vegetarian Society ( Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa) in 2015, which rapidly amounted to over 15,000 signatures and was discussed at the parliament early in 2016.


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