Has Nancy Holten taken veganism over the top with her campaigns? Or was she just taken in a bad light? Well, it turned out negatively for her when she was rejected of her Swiss citizenship for the second time.
While there is nothing wrong with being vegan, Nancy Holten, 42, was just stripped off the privilege of being approved for a Swiss passport in line with the rejections voted by local residents. They were said to be "annoyed" by her campaigns against local Swiss traditions that require ornamenting cows' necks with bells. The animal activist also opposed piglet racing which was taken in a negative light by Aargau.local residents in
Nancy Holten was actually born in Netherlands and just moved to Switzerland. Her children are Swiss citizens and she is pretty fluent in the Swiss German language. "The animals carry around five kilograms around their neck. It causes friction and burns to their skin," Holten said in her interviews with Daily Mail.
"The sound that cowbells make is a hundred decibel. It is comparable to a pneumatic drill. We also would not want such a thing hanging close to our ears," Holten says further.
The consequences were inevitable as the turn of events did not quite go in favor of Holten. It turns out that in Switzerland, local residents do have a say on the approval of passport application. Holten first attempted for naturalization back in 2015 but was reportedly denied with a rejection rate of 144 out of 206 votes from local residents; although approved by the local authorities.
Additionally, Tanja Suter, who happens to be the president of the Swiss People's Party, describes Holten as having a "big mouth" which is why the residents did not want to approve her citizenship in the first place; that is "if she annoys us and doesn't respect our traditions"; Suter says as-a-matter-of-factly.
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