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by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Eats, Lifestyle, People, Vegetarian
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Paul McCartney is not too happy with France’s decision to ban vegetarian meals from its schools.

McCartney, a long-time vegetarian and animal advocate, is speaking out against the ban, which was passed in October and forbids schools to sell meat-free meals to students or let students bring meat-free meals from home. According to The Telegraph, McCartney said, “The French government’s recent decree effectively enforcing the consumption of animal products in public institutions is a backward step for France. It goes against the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union by prohibiting individuals’ right to express their beliefs.”

Sir Paul, who is currently appearing on PETA’s new stamps featuring famous vegetarians, talked about the importance and benefits of a veg diet. “No one needs to eat animals – and we can combat climate change and lessen the risk of suffering from heart disease and other ailments by reducing the amount of meat we eat.”

It remains to be seen how long the ban will be in place. The new law has sparked protests and petitions.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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  • http://deleted rat king

    Sir Paul is a great soul indeed!
    Living in France I just can tell that this country has a stone age conscience, promoting all kinds of abomination like foie gras, bullfighting, snail and frog consumption, craw soup! No wonder that the whole population is suffering from heart diseases, Altzheimer, intestine cancer, high pression, vascular disease, and the worse thing of all – mental disturbance, all kind of criminal behaviour and idiotism!!!! Sic!!! That’s la douce France – sweet France! Every cretin can fall in love with it!

    • http://twitter.com/Winafish Remy Chevalier

      You forgot nuclear power!

  • bryan martin

    totally agree it’s stupid there should be more vegetables not less in everyone’s diet say no to meat

  • http://twitter.com/Winafish Remy Chevalier

    I grew up in France, went to French school. Each time they mowed the lawn, we’d have spinach the next day… McCartney should take it to the next level, offer vegetarian meals to all French nuclear power plant workers!

  • PaulMc

    It’ sno accident that Paul’s music was better when he ate meat! Viva La France!