France to have Vegetarian President?
Brigitte Bardot has announced she may stand as a presidential candidate in the 2012 French Presidential elections, according the Figaro Newspaper, stating “Sarkozy has taken me for an idiot by making me promises he has not kept”.
The former film star and singer has been vegetarian since 1986, and is an outspoken animal rights campaigner. She has stated that she may stand for president, although she has no political ambition, if the l’Alliance écologiste indépendante wanted her as a candidate.
Although a defender of animal rights, and an ecological campaigner, Bardot may not be a popular choice for many ecologists, as she has not always been so kind to her fellow man ( according to Wikipedia “During the 1990s she became outspoken due to her criticism of immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for “inciting racial hatred”.”).
The decision will be made in early 2011