Could Turin Become Italy’s First Vegan City?

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Mayor Chiara Appendino has pledged to promote vegetarian and vegan meals and make Turin Italy’s first vegan city.

Turin Italy CC0

According to The Local, her new administration will be educating children about issues surrounding food in order to reduce the consumption of animal-derived foods and promote plant-based eating as fundamental for safeguarding the environment, the health of residents, and the welfare of animals. The city is already off to a great start: it’s apparently home to 30 vegetarian or vegan restaurants!

To celebrate her compassionate policy, PETA has sent the Mayor a creative gift: an edible bouquet with “blossoms” of carrots, courgettes, and vegan cheese.

PETA Veg Boquet

Feeding massive amounts of grain and water to farmed animals and then killing them and processing, transporting, and storing their flesh is extremely energy-intensive. The United Nations warns that a global shift towards vegan meals is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. Vegans also enjoy a reduced risk of suffering from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer – and of course, they spare many animals every year daily suffering on filthy, crowded factory farms and a terrifying death at the hands of the meat, egg, and dairy industries. By focusing on plant-based cuisine, Turin will save animals’ lives, help the environment, and keep residents and visitors healthy.

No matter where you live, you can do your part to create a better world for animals and yourself. Take the vegan pledge, and we’ll send you resources, recipes, and tips every week to help you on your way:


  • Laura Osborne commented on July 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Ive recently tried to move from vegetarian to vegan and would find any recipes and tips hugely beneficial.

    • Ruby commented on July 29, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Laura! Have you checked out our vegan starter kit? It has loads of recipes and tips inside:
      You can also take a look at these vegan recipes on our website:

  • Sharon Pawlett commented on July 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

    This is barbaric !! These people have no empathy in their bodies, so sad

    • Pat commented on August 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Sharon, you are so funny!

  • Tina commented on August 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    After watching the videos on animal cruelty and after thinking about the health benefits of becoming vegan, I have decided it is a lifestyle and health choice I wish to take. In doing so i am relieved that there is one more person in the world working towards eliminating animal cruelty. One person, and another and another can make all the difference.

    • Pat commented on August 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Tina, congratulation and gratitude to you.

  • Karen Jervis commented on August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I have been a vegan for 30 years, I will definitely be visiting Turin to try out the many vegan restaurants. Thank you Turin, for caring about animals and promoting veganism.
    Stop animal torture and rape, become a vegan today.

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