According to Haaretz, “An estimated 10,000 people participated in an animal rights march in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, the largest demonstration of its kind ever held in Israel. The parade, now in its third year, was held to raise awareness of the violation of animal rights.
Holding signs protesting the consumption of animals, marchers called for a move towards a vegan lifestyle and an end to the shipment of live calves and lambs from Europe and Australia.
This should come as no surprise.
Earlier this year, Reuters reported that a vegan revolution is underway in Israel. Surveys reveal that 5 percent of the population is vegan, 8 percent identifies as vegetarian, and a whopping 13 percent is considering making the switch.
Tel Aviv was recently named a top destination for vegan travelers by U.S. food website The Daily Meal, boasting some 400 food establishments that are certified “vegan friendly by a national animal rights group.
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