Italian Mayor Wants to Create Country’s First Vegetarian City!

According to The Guardian, the Northern Italian city of Turin plans to go vegetarian.

Chiara Appendino, the new mayor, pledged this week to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a “priority in her administration.

Appendino is a member of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S). The party’s new 62-page manifesto calls for meat-free and even dairy-free living as a way to protect the environment, human health, and the well-being of animals.

City officials are looking into setting up educational projects in schools to teach students about animal welfare and nutrition.

Earlier this month, Luigi di Maio, deputy speaker of the Italian parliament, celebrated his 30th birthday by indulging in a vegan cake. 

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