Unvaccinated users of social media have vowed, perhaps jokingly in some cases, to go plant-based after a British law firm said vegans could be exempt if companies decide to implement compulsory Covid-19 vaccination rules.
On Thursday, law firm Lewis Silkin told The Telegraph that it was likely ethical vegans would be protected by employment law if employers were to implement rules mandating vaccinations for their staff.
The firm said that “some ethical vegans may disagree with vaccinations on the basis that they inevitably have been tested on animals,” adding that ethical veganism has been found to amount to a belief by employment tribunal.
Lewis Silkin’s legal advice has been welcomed by many vaccine sceptics.
One person said on Twitter “Hmmm I could kill for a cucumber sandwich right now,” adding that a “juicy smoky bacon sandwich” doesn’t sound so good anymore.
Others said they now had cravings for vegan sausage rolls while some presented more serious arguments, demanding, “why aren’t my beliefs in natural immunity and health protected?”
Others said they didn’t understand the debate, adding that very few people were actually ethical vegans.
In recent months, a number of British firms have announced plans to implement a “no jab, no job” policy. Several bosses have claimed that their company’s ability to offer their services safely would be compromised if their staff weren’t inoculated against Covid-19.