Butchers

Fear of angry French butchers sees vegan fest cancelled

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A vegan festival due to be held in the centre of Lille in north-east France in early September has been called off by the City Hall for 'safety' reasons after a butchers' federation announced they would hold a nearby counter-barbeque for carnivors in anger at vanadalsim of several butchers' shops in the region allegedly by vegan acitivists.

Butchers in France demand protection from vegans

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Shops have been stoned or defaced with anti-meat graffiti and stickers, Federation of Butchers says, and 15 shops splashed with fake blood.

Scandal brings surprise revival for horsemeat in France

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The rumpus in Europe over horsemeat sold as beef is bringing a bonanza for France's 700 surviving horse butchers.

Butchers give French election candidates something to knaw on

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The plight of the declining French butchers' trade has become an election issue, tinged with an ugly debate over how much of their fare is halal meat.