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June 4, 2014

City of San Jose Proclaims Mondays to be “Meatless Monday”

The city of San Jose issued a proclamation naming Mondays to be  “Meatless Monday” to protect animals and support the health and environmental benefits of taking a holiday from meat at least one day a week. The nation’s tenth-largest city is the latest to support the international Meatless Monday movement. Kristie Middleton, food policy manager of The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

“Leading environmental and health organizations have cautioned that Americans need to reduce meat consumption to save the environment and prevent many of the most common causes of death among Americans. And reducing meat consumption helps spare animals from the horrors of factory farms. We’re grateful that the City of San Jose is supporting Meatless Monday.”

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.

Media Contact: Naseem Amini, 301-548-7793, namini@humanesociety.org

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