Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is speaking out against a new law that effectively banned vegetarian meals in French schools by requiring all meals to include meat or dairy. McCartney, a long-time vegetarian and campaigner for the Meatless Monday initiative, criticized the measure on his website: “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.” The new law will affect roughly six million French students.
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