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April 21, 2014

Meatless Monday

Taking a break from meat helps the animals, the environment...and you

  • "Bones" star Emily Deschanel calls Meatless Monday "a great way to start protecting animals, improving your health, and being gentler on the planet." Brian Bowen Smith

  • Try this recipe yourself: this easy chili fuels ultramarathoner Scott Jurek on long runs. Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Participating in Meatless Monday, now a popular international movement, is a simple and effective way to help animals, go green, and become healthier.

Countless environmental leaders, public health officials, celebrities, schools and hospitals are taking this small step to yield big results for a better world.

One recent New York Times headline proclaimed, "Meatless Mondays catches on, even with carnivores."

Oprah Winfrey devoted multiple episodes to the trend. Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Mike Tyson, and Martha Stewart have joined in touting the benefits of eating more vegetarian foods.


Getting started

Explore our recipes, tips, brochure [PDF], and sign up for a weekly Meatless Monday recipe.
Extra: The meat-free dining guide »

Standing up for animals, one bite at a time

By making Meatless Monday a part of your weekly routine, we can help to create a more humane society. In fact, if all Americans participated in Meatless Monday, more than a billion animals would be spared from factory farms each year.
Extra: Meet rescued farm animals »

For your health

Food and nutrition expert Dr. Michael Greger offers tips for making Mondays healthy, hearty, and humane. Full story »
Extra: Flex appeal »

Less meat, less heat

Help prevent climate change by eating meat-free on Mondays. Learn more »
Extra: Animal agriculture and climate change »

Institutional impact

Download resources to implement Meatless Monday at your university, hospital, or school.
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