Are the French changing their views on vegetarians
Vegetarian numbers are increasing in France, though less rapidly than in Germany, Scandinavia, Canada and Israel. Tel Aviv claims it is the ‘world vegetarian capital’.
French vegetarians are estimated at 3-6% of the population, compared to 8-10% in Germany.
1% of French citizens may be vegans, and perhaps 25% may be ‘flexitarians’, the fuzzy label for those who try to reduce meat consumption without giving it up.
Awareness of animal suffering is not the only motivation — there are health and environmental concerns — but the idea that meat is not essential is gaining ground.
Source Le Monde Diplomatique
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