Advocates of veganism argue now that the Ontario Human Rights Commission has updated its definition of the word “creed.” The advocates suggest the change makes ethical veganism a protected human right.
The policy doesn’t directly refer to ethical veganism — a practice of not eating or wearing animal products for reasons of conscience — but groups such as Animal Justice, which advocates for humane treatment of animals, from heralding the change a victory.
Nick Wright, the founder of the group said “This change is important for ethical vegans, because in instances where accommodation is required they’ll have a legal right to enforce it.”
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