Veganism A Protected Right in Ontario

God help us:

A new Ontario policy may pave the way for all kinds of moral and ethical beliefs to be protected as a human right — even veganism.

In its report released Dec. 10, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) updated its definition of “creed,” which until now was generally considered a synonym for religion.

“Creed may also include non-religious belief systems that, like religion, substantially influence a person’s identity, worldview and way of life,” the commission said.

Advocacy group Animal Justice counts the new policy as a win for those whose belief system revolves around doing no harm to animals.

Ethical veganism is “now one step closer to being protected under Ontario human rights law as a form of ‘creed,’” the group said in a statement last month.

  • Katyn

    We need a great war to burn this nonsense out of our civilization. The deaths and loss will be tragic, but God knows we need it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Meanwhile we can be urban terrorists and make up our own bullshit religion to sand bag them.
      James O’Keefe once sued his university for serving Lucky Charms in the cafeteria.

      • V10_Rob

        I say do it. Let them waste their time trying to explain why our made up bullshit doesn’t deserve protection.

        • Reader

          Finally, this will mean official recognition of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarianiasts unite!

          Now is the time to demand funding for Pastafarianiast advocacy organizations to fight for our recently recognized Human Rights.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          It’s like a denial of service attack on the bureaucracy.
          Or choosing to fight that ticket instead of putting a cheque in the mail.

  • k1992

    Ethical veganism or any other similar progressive idea can only go so far until it runs up against the wall that is Islam. And in any confrontation with Big I they will lose – so they might as well enjoy what successes they can, while they still can.

  • canminuteman

    If I think your beliefs are stupid, why would I respect them?

  • john700

    What about onanism?

    • Clausewitz

      The sound of one hand clapping.

  • Martin B

    “A new Ontario policy may pave the way for all kinds of moral and ethical beliefs to be protected as a human right”

    The more human rights our government invents, the less rights we actually have.

    • eMan14

      I’m stumped as to why this was deemed necessary. Has their been rampant discrimination happening against vegans?

  • Physics grad

    So I have a right to be a Holy Crusader then? OK, I trust the govt will be OK if I nuke Pakistan with a surplus soviet missile?

  • Kathy Prendergast

    When I first heard the term “vegan” I thought it was in reference to the planet Vega. There was actually a doomsday cult that committed mass suicide sometime in the 90s, believing that their bodies would be transported and to this planet and brought back to life, so I guess I had one group of loonies confused with another.

    • canminuteman

      We have always had a perfectly good term to describe plant eating animals. Then word is herbivore.

  • Minicapt

    Lettuce and cabbage have rights, too!


  • Reader
  • …..veggies,what you feed your food….

  • Millie_Woods

    It doesn’t hurt to remind people that Hitler was a vegetarian. And an artist.

  • tom_billesley

    Sens a vegan missionary to the Inuit.

  • tom_billesley

    “….belief systems that …substantially influence a person’s identity, worldview and way of life”
    Paedophilia becomes a creed.