Ethical Veganism and Jurisprudence

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Ethical veganism is recognized in two relevant judgments pronounced in England and Italy respectively. .

 

ENGLAND

Employment Tribunal (Norwich, England) – 3 January 2020
J. Casamitjana Costa v. The League Against Cruel Sport

It was held that:
Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief which qualifies as a protected belief within the meaning of Section 10 of the Equal Act 2010 .”

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ITALY

Giudice del Lavoro – Tribunale di Bologna – sentenza n. 2359/2020 del 9 aprile 2020

It was held that:
It should be noted the vegan diet appears to have been inspired by philosophical and/or religious beliefs that are worthy of protection in the context of a broad recognition of the right to freedom of thought as laid down in the Italian Constitution.”

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