The Swiss Army may have mandatory military service, but if you’re underweight or vegan, don’t expect to receive your marching orders any time soon.
In a recent decision, the Swiss announced that people cannot serve in the military if they eat no animal products or if they are of average height and weigh less than 8st.
On the other hand, users of marijuana and ecstasy, as well as those who drink regularly aren’t being turned away- as long as they can prove they’re not addicted.
“Half the male population will now become vegans,” quipped Politician Josef Lang.
If avoiding conscription weren’t reason enough, going vegan also helps combat global warming, reduces your chance of disease, and saves hundreds of lives every year. Don’t worry, you’ll still get plenty of protein, but don’t tell the Swiss Army!