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The Economist is all excited by the rise in self-identified meat-eschewers in Mongolia today.
The nascent trend for eschewing meat is part of Mongolia’s broader shift towards a more urbanised, international society. Last month the UB Post, a Mongolian newspaper, estimated there were 2,500 vegans in the country. Vegetarians may number above 30,000, according to other reports.
[Link via Megan Rascal’s Economist-loving family. Photo of Ulaanbaatar Loving Hut by Erik via Flickr]