Meat-vegetarian political conflict in Dutch Utrecht


This 6 March 2016 video by Elle from the Netherlands says about itself:

In this vlog you can see that we vegans only eat salad … no, just kidding! In this vlog I travelled to Utrecht and went to Veggieworld. There is a lot of vegan junk food there and awesome people. Hamburgers, cakes, candy, wraps and a whole lot more.

Dutch NOS TV reports today on a conflict in the local government of Utrecht city in the Netherlands.

The city executive is a coalition of various parties, including the VVD (pro-Big Business), D66 (also pro-Big Business, but not as anti-environment as the VVD), and GroenLinks (Green Left).

Recently, the opposition PvdD (Party for the Animals) moved in the council meeting that at all local government events at least 50% of all snacks should be vegan or vegetarian. To the surprise of many people, at the meeting last Thursday executive coalition parties D66 and GroenLinks voted for the PvdD motion, meaning there was a majority in favour of it.

The VVD is now angry, and the coalition may be in trouble.

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