Animal rights campaigners call for renaming Pork Pie Roundabout in UK

Leicester in the UK is known for its pork pies.

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Leicester in the UK is known for its pork pies.

Animal welfare group Peta have written to a UK mayor asking for the name of a roundabout to be changed from Pork Pie Roundabout to Vegan Pie Roundabout.

On his blog, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote“The name change would inspire the public to make healthier food choices, help the environment, celebrate Leicester’s heritage and prevent animal suffering.

“We have offered to provide the local community with a supply of delicious vegan pies if the change is implemented.

“As the word ‘vegan’ was coined in Leicester by Donald Watson in 1944, changing the name of this busy roundabout would also be a great way to celebrate the city’s vegan and pie-loving heritage.”

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But Leicester Mayor Peter Soulsby told the media that the idea of ​​changing the roundabout’s name was “pie from the sky”.

According to the BBCPork Pie Roundabout takes its name from a building that sits between two of its six junctions – which, when viewed from above, resembles a pork pie.

Originally called Southfields Library, it became known as Pork Pie Library due to its circular shape and now officially bears that name.

The mayor dismissed Peta’s suggestion, saying it was just a “fun and pretty clever way to draw attention to them”.

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