April 9, 2014
City of Boca Raton Joins Meatless Monday Movement
The city of Boca Raton issued a proclamation last night supporting Meatless Mondays and urging its citizens to learn more about the health and environmental benefits of taking a holiday from meat at least one day a week.
The city is the latest to support the international Meatless Monday movement, earning praise from The Humane Society of the United States. Boca Raton’s Meatless Monday proclamation cites recent studies and reports indicating that we can lower our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of animal-based foods we eat as well as reduce the risk of chronic preventable diseases.
This message may be particularly important for Boca Raton’s residents, nearly one-fifth of whom are 65 years or older. “Cutting back (even a little) on meat can lengthen your life,” notes the AARP.
The HSUS advocates compassionate eating – or the Three Rs: “reducing” or “replacing” consumption of animal products, and “refining” our diets by switching to products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards.
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