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Why more vegetarians don't become vegans

The Labour leader has been a vegetarian for almost 50 years after working on a pig farm when he was in his early 20s.

Speaking to staff at an outlet of cosmetics retailer Lush, the 68-year-old said: "I eat more and more vegan food and have more and more vegan friends.

"There are quite a lot of vegan MPs - not a lot but there are some.

"One of my close relatives has just become a vegan and I went to her house for dinner and it was absolutely brilliant.

Arnold Schwarzenegger joins activists in taking tender approach on meat

That's why activists, backed by some big names such as actor, bodybuilder and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, are taking a gentle approach at this year's United Nations climate summit in Paris to tackling the world's greenhouse gas-intensive love affair with meat, ranging from offering lookalike plant burgers to suggesting a gradual weaning off animal protein.