One of Britain’s best known barristers will tell the Labour Party conference that eating meat could be banned like smoking, it has been reported.
Michael Mansfield QC, a self-described “radical lawyer” who has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile court cases, will call for the crime of “ecocide” to be introduced.
He is set to give a speech today launching the Vegan Now campaign at the party’s conference in Brighton.
A panel of experts will discuss the effects of livestock farming on the environment.
Last year, scientists suggested imposing a meat tax in an effort to save lives.
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