Wednesday 10 August 2022 03:40 PM Animal activists spark fury after demanding Pork Pie Island is renamed Vegan ... trends now

Wednesday 10 August 2022 03:40 PM Animal activists spark fury after demanding Pork Pie Island is renamed Vegan ... trends now
Wednesday 10 August 2022 03:40 PM Animal activists spark fury after demanding Pork Pie Island is renamed Vegan ... trends now

Wednesday 10 August 2022 03:40 PM Animal activists spark fury after demanding Pork Pie Island is renamed Vegan ... trends now

Animal activists spark fury after demanding Pork Pie Island is renamed Vegan Pie Roundabout to 'inspire people to eat more healthily' PETA called for Leicester's Pork Pie Island to be renamed Vegan Pie Roundabout Activist claims name change would help lessen burden on overstretched NHS Leicester locals slammed the proposal who said to 'leave our city's history alone'

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Vegan activists have called for the city of Leicester to rename a traffic roundabout called Pork Pie Island to 'Vegan Pie Roundabout'.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) suggested the controversial move in a letter to Leicester's Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, saying that the island should be rebranded to help promote healthier food choices. 

Pork Pie Island was named by locals to match a 1930s library which sits adjacent to the roundabout. The library has a series of round sections surrounding its main building that slightly resembles a pork pie when looking at it from a bird's-eye view.

Kate Werner, senior campaigns manager at PETA, claimed the word 'vegan' was invented in Leicester, and changing the name would inspire residents to choose meat-free foods.

Vegan activists at PETA have called for the city of Leicester to rename a traffic roundabout called Pork Pie Island (pictured) to 'Vegan Pie Roundabout'

Vegan activists at PETA have called for the city of Leicester to rename a traffic roundabout called Pork Pie Island (pictured) to 'Vegan Pie Roundabout'

Pork Pie Island was named by locals to match a 1930s library (pictured) which sits adjacent to the roundabout

Pork Pie Island was named by locals to match a 1930s library (pictured) which sits adjacent to the roundabout

She said: 'This timely name change would inspire healthier food choices that help the environment, celebrate Leicester's heritage, and prevent animal suffering. This is not a pie-in-the-sky request.

'Eating a varied plant-based diet has been shown to prevent heart disease, diabetes, abdominal fat, and cancer.

'Encouraging people to eat plant-based could also help lessen the burden on Leicester's already overstretched NHS.

'The United Nations has stated that a global shift towards plant-based

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