That’s right! Today the Los Angeles City Council did it again, showing they’re a friend of the animals and of wellness for all! Just last month they passed an ordinance banning “pet” stores from selling bunnies, cats and dogs from breeders in hope of placing millions of homeless animals into loving homes instead.
It’s a tough act to follow so quickly, but they did it! The Los Angeles City Council just declared that ALL Mondays shall be “Meatless Mondays!”
The resolution contains powerful language in support of treating animals compassionately and touts the health benefits of a plant based diet:
Whereas, the American Dietetic Association recognizes that reduced meat consumption decreases the risk of various health problems, stating, “Scientific data suggests positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and some types of cancer”; and
Whereas, a growing number of people are reducing their meat consumption to help prevent animal cruelty.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles Hereby declares all Mondays as “Meatless Mondays” in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals.”
As L.A. City Councilmember and co-author of the resolution, Ed P. Reyes put it, “When dealing with issues as big as global warming, or even as personal as battling diabetes or obesity, it’s easy to feel helpless, like there’s little we can do to make a difference. But the small changes we make every day can have a tremendous impact. That’s why this Meatless Monday resolution is important. Together we can better our health, the animals and the environment, one plate at a time.”
You can read the FULL (and brilliant!) text of the Meatless Mondays Resolution HERE.
Have a happy and healthy day!