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Veganism is a protected belief under the European Convention on Human Rights, as mentioned here in The (UK) Vegan Society's key facts page - see also this recent update. Veganism is protected as a human right under Article 9 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. This does mean, I believe, that prisons, hospitals and schools, for ...


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I am pretty sure there has never been governmental (or feudal/whatever) ban on animal slaughter and/or consumption, so I do not see your original question being answered. There can, however, be some approximation by looking at other huge organisations (such as religions) which do at times promote such bans. There is also the possibility of answering based on ...


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Yes, Taiwan also imposes strict vegetarian labelling requirements. Food labelling in Taiwan is very detailed with separate labels for lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, buddhist-vegetarian or vegan foods. Source: Taiwan. In Vegan Wiki. Retrieved December 5, 2017 from http://veganwiki.info/en/Taiwan Taiwan food manufacturers must use ...


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The International Vegan Rights Alliance has analyzed different international laws regarding to the consideration of veganism: the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (UDHR) the "International Covenant on Civil and Political Rightsemphasized text" (ICCPR) the "International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" (ICESCR, especially the "right ...


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I think that for such labels, contacting associations could be a start. Creating a label is certainly a lot of work since you have to create all the rules that will reign over a veg*n product and make it strong and famous so that it will be a positive differentiation for goods producers and customers. That's why think associations are the place where a veg*...


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The question has a strong normative undertone. I believe the community agrees that foie gras production is cruel and should be outlawed, so I will not comment on the normative aspect of the question, i.e. whether local customs should count as reasonable exemptions from bans on animal cruelty. Instead I focus on the question why there is in fact such an ...


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So far as I know there is no federal legislation protecting farm animals on the farm (in the U.S.A.), with some legislation (but perhaps insufficient enforcement) protecting them at the slaughter house. For details of the legislation see my answer to the question "Is gratuitous farm animal abuse condoned by the USDA?" on Skeptics.SE. You might be looking ...


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For products bearing the European Union organic label under regulation 834/2007, the answer is yes. Whether or not the regulation is strict enough may be evaluated differently, but clearly it is a huge progress compared to standard farm factory practice. Article 3 defines the objectives and principles of organic agriculture. Accordingly, organic agriculture ...


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The main goal of organic labels is to prevent the usage of GMO or chemicals. I would add that it could depend on the country where you buy the food. In short, there are standards but they are very low and not much different from the most basic legal standards for the treatment of animals in agriculture. In France, the organic label requires that the ...


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There are government restrictions on what parents can do to their children. For example, in Australia, parents are not allowed to have their children subjected to FGM, and they are penalised if their children don't have vaccinations ("no jab no pay" and "no jab no play"). It's therefore possible for governments to have restrictions against parents "forcing" ...


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In the UK, it is not mandatory to label your products as either vegetarian or vegan. However, many products - if vegetarian or vegan - will voluntarily state if their product is veggie or vegan friendly, some even go as far to say 'Not suitable for vegetarians' which makes life a lot easier. If a product has a green 'V' this means that the product is ...


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In 675AD, Japan forbade the killing of animals for meat, due to the adoption of Buddhist beliefs. This, while not perfectly observed, did result in a significant cultural change over the next several hundred years until western influence entered the region along with their associated diets. We can only suppose this helped animal welfare, but the animals ...


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Have you ever heard about the Animal Welfare Act in New Zealand? The law is not primarily about the consumption of meat in the sense of eating. However, if you take a broader definition of consumption then the "ban" of animals for cosmetics testing might go in the direction of what you were looking for. I am putting "ban" into quoting signs since it is - ...


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