Discusses UK and Irish cases recognising vegetarianism and veganism as valid beliefs, the significance of the 1898 Irish Court of Appeal ruling in Re Cranston, and the approach of the ECtHR. Criticises the ruling in Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd (ET) on the position under the Equality Act 2010, suggests that it departs from a century of case law, and argues for an unequivocal recognition of vegetarianism as a protected belief.