los angeles
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegetarian.

Meatless Monday, the campaign to get people to reduce their meat consumption, has a new friend. The city of Los Angeles has unanimously approved a resolution this week stating that all future Mondays in the city are to be Meatless Mondays.

According to NBC Los Angeles, LA is the largest city thus far to take part in the campaign. Councilwoman Jan Perry, who helped to introduce the resolution, said about her motives, “Eating less meat can prevent and even reverse some of our nation’s most common illnesses. We’ve become disconnected in some ways from the simple truth that our health is directly affected by the foods we eat.”

We love the reasons the resolution gives for asking people to embrace Meatless Monday. Those reasons include: that livestock is a gigantic contributor to “serious environmental problems”, that a lower carbon footprint can be achieved by reducing the amount of animal products we eat, and that “half of the adult population is overweight or obese in Los Angeles County.”

Check out the resolution for the full details. We hope that the people in Los Angeles embrace Meatless Mondays and that other cities follow their example.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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