Actually, the VeggiePride was boring and I don't like it when vegetarians and vegans march together because it gives a mixed message to the public. When they quote things like "vegetarians and vegans have no blood on their hands", this is so untrue, because vegetarians take an active part in the exploitation of killing of animals (hens, calves, dairy cows, bees, etc).
I think also it's silly to be "proud" of being Veg*n. There's nothing to be proud of. It's basic common sense.
If I go back next year, it will not be to march, but to organise an info stand with information and brochures on the theme "animals are not property", and to promote veganism.
The vegetarians there did not like my t-shirt "when vegetarians grow up, they become vegans".
And all the slogans were in French. It was boring. At least in Switzerland when we demonstrate, we have slogans in English, French, German and Italian.
I don't like Paris anyway. Give me London anyday.
Will Michael ever see this thread, or will I have to PM him????