Schools and canteens in Germany have banned sausages
Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture.
Daniel Günther, party representative, claimed that pork products were being taken off the menu in schools, nurseries and canteens across the country.
He said: “The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration.
German sausages are considered part of the country’s tradition
The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration
He argued that those who didn’t want to eat pork didn’t have to, adding: ”The consumption of pork belongs to our culture.
“No one should be obliged to do so. But we also don’t want the majority having to refrain from pork.”
German sausages are part of the country’s culture. At Oktoberfest in Munich, the largest beer festival in the world – sausages are served alongside steins of beer.
The move is likely to cause tensions among residents who support the introduction of restrictions on the inflow of refugees to the country.
Angela Merkel has been criticised for her open-door refugee policy
Revellers drink beer and eat German sausages at Oktoberfest
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