Vegans argue they’re a ‘creed’ under Ontario human rights law**
New definition opens door to protections for people opposed to eating meat or wearing leather
"…“I wouldn’t call it an epidemic, but I do hear cases regularly of people who feel they have faced discrimination for their beliefs about animals,” she said.
Animal Justice believes the updates could assist vegans in cases where students refuse to dissect animals, wear a work uniform with an animal-based component such as a leather belt or even ensure vegans aren’t excluded at work events held at steakhouses.
“This is a really big step forward for human rights in Ontario,” said Labchuk. “It protects people like ethical vegans for whom not doing harm is more important than anything.”
Ethical veganism refers to people who not only follow a vegan diet but also extend the philosophy to the rest of their life and oppose harming animals or using any animal by-products.
But some critics say ethical vegans may have bitten off more than they can chew…(SNIP)
MY COMMENT: When Vegansim becomes a “creed” lawsuits will come saying an employer cannot make them wear leather if that is part of a uniform or safety garment, can’t make them haul meat if they are a truck driver, and so on.