(Toronto Star) You are what you eat.
At least that's what 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.
"Creed may also include non-religious belief systems that, like religion, substantially influence a person's identity, worldview and way of life," reads the revamped policy on preventing discrimination based on creed, released Dec. 10.
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The policy doesn't directly refer to ethical veganism — a practice of not eating or wearing animal products for reasons of conscience — but that hasn't stopped groups such as Animal Justice, which advocates for humane treatment of animals, from heralding the change a victory.