Traffic lights in Belgium are encouraging citizens to go vegan

Read Time:   |  15th February 2019

In recent weeks, dozens of traffic lights encouraging citizens to stop eating meat and go vegan have been popping up around the city of Brussels.

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These days it’s hard to ignore veganism with everyone from scientists and government bodies to celebrities and supermarkets emploring the public to stop eating animal products and go vegan.

But one European city is taking this a step further with a unique way of spreading the message…

In recent weeks, dozens of traffic lights encouraging citizens to stop eating meat and go vegan have been popping up around the city of Brussels.

Featuring the phrases “stop meat” over the red light and “go vegan” over the green signal, the signs have left vegans and activists feeling pleased but also rather confused.

Many vegans have praised the signs calling it a “brilliant” initiative, with many hoping to see similar signs appearing in their hometowns, whilst others have speculated as to how the signs came to appear across the city.

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Others have pondered whether the guerilla-style signs are the “secret” work of local animal rights activists seeking to promote vegansim in the city.

However, according to a Brussels resident, this theory seems unlikely due to the fact the signs have not been removed and have instead been left for a number of weeks to be viewed by thousands of passers-by every day.

According to the resident: “I’m sure it hasn’t been done secretly because it would have only lasted a few days, it’s been going on for weeks. Same system as some lights say BUS.”

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