Animal activist turns French off meat a menu at a time

Animal rights activist Brigitte Gothière

Brigitte Gothière, the founder and president of animal rights association L214, explains to Connexion why the French are starting to embrace an increasingly meat-free diet

Ending France’s love affair with meat is not easy, but it is happening, says Brigitte Gothière founder of the L214 animal rights group and a leading proponent of veganism in France.

She says convincing people that being vegan is not only possible but a healthy choice is working slowly.

“We have to overcome our great tradition of gastronomy. We need vegan recipes and food options.

“We’re working hard to persuade all restaurants in France to put at least one vegan option on their menus, and that’s starting to happen. We also want food-processing industries to offer vegan dishes.

“The aim is to encourage people to turn away from intensively farmed animal products or, at the very least, to reduce their consumption of them.”

Ultimately, Brigitte would like to see the entire French ...

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