Could Turin Become Italy’s First Vegan City?
Mayor Chiara Appendino has pledged to promote vegetarian and vegan meals and make Turin Italy’s first vegan city.
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.
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.