VEGAN MAGAZINE WINTER 2010
On 27 August 2010 the deputy PM did a question session with a select audience. Vegan Society Group Contact Nitin Mehta had the privilege of asking the first question which was as follows:
” Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘ the moral progress of a nation and its greatness should be judged by the way it treats its animals’. The time has come to form a charter of animal rights so that their abuse in blood sports, factory farming and vivisection can be stopped. The government also needs to promote a plant based vegetarian diet to help stop global warming and improve the health of the nation. Can the animals count on your governments support Mr. Clegg?”
The deputy PM replied: ”We are a nation of animal lovers and the government wants to do as much as possible for animal welfare, Banning of experiments on animals for cosmetics is one of our achievements as a country. The reaction of the public to the recent dumping of a cat in the bin shows how strongly people feel about animal welfare in this country”.
Although the answer was not very positive the question has been shown on BBC TV and in an interview with LBC radio the question was brought up again. Nick repeated that he was aware of the immense concern amongst the public about animal welfare but sadly didn’t
Nitin Mehta MBE