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No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles
CNS News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Susan Jones

Posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:19 AM PST by NYer

(CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on.

A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "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."

Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.

"While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation's most common illnesses," press reports quoted Perry as saying.

The resolution makes 15 points in support of meatless Mondays, including U.N. recognition that "livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems."

And if that's not enought, the resolution also mentions the growing obesity epidemic, the importance of reducing "our carbon footprint," health disparities in low-income communities, and animal cruelty.

The resolution plugs a vegetarian diet, noting that a nonprofit group in Los Angeles called Compassion Over Killing "encourages people to choose vegetarian foods as a way to help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world, and works with businesses throughout Los Angeles County to ensure vegetarian meals are readily available to consumers."

Los Angeles now becomes the largest city to endorse "meatless Mondays." The Washington, D.C., City Council also has designated "Meat Free Mondays," San Francisco has designated every Monday as "Veg Day," and a number of colleges and public schools also have adopted meatless Monday policies.

The text of the resolution endorsing "Meatless Mondays" in Los Angeles is printed below.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, in 2007, the City of Los Angeles adopted GREEN LA: a progressive action plan
to lead the nation in fighting global warming, which includes the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting clean technology, reducing air pollution, conserving water, and more;

WHEREAS, the United Nations recognizes that "Livestock are one of the most significant
contributors to today's most serious environmental problems"; and

WHEREAS, recent studies and reports have demonstrated that we can lower our carbon
footprint simply by reducing the amount of animal-based foods we eat; and

WHEREAS, more than half of the adult population is overweight or obese in Los Angeles
County. Statistics show that low-income areas in Los Angeles are at higher risk for preventable diseases linked to obesity, including, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and even cancer; and

WHEREAS, poorer communities around Los Angeles have less access to healthy foods; and

WHEREAS, health disparities exist in various groups, with African-Americans and Hispanics
at a higher risk of diseases linked to poor nutrition habits; and

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; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, Californians overwhelmingly supported Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which banned some of the cruelest forms offarmed animal confinement; and

WHEREAS, Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit organization with an office in Los Angeles,
encourages people to choose vegetarian foods as a way to help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world, and works with businesses throughout Los Angeles County to ensure vegetarian meals are readily available to consumers; and

WHEREAS, several colleges and universities in California and nationwide have added
Meatless Monday menus in their cafeterias including the University of California-Davis and the University of California-San Diego; and

WHEREAS, the Baltimore City Public School System in Maryland, became the first school
district in the U.S. to adopt a 100% Meatless Monday policy in 2009, the Oakland Unified School District adopted this policy in 2010, along with other school districts in Arlington, VA, Oneida, NY, and Longmont, CO; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the District of Columbia has designated Mondays as "Meat Free
Mondays" highlight the benefits of diets high in fruits and vegetables; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Francisco has designated every Monday as "Veg Day" to
encourage restaurants, grocery stores, and schools to offer a greater variety of healthier and more sustainable plant-based options; and

WHEREAS, a growing number of cities, including Takoma Park, MD, Annapolis, MD, and
Marin County, CA, have passed resolutions encouraging residents to explore vegetarian eating to help protect their health, the environment, and animals and the Green Cincinnati Plan recommends going meatless one day a week; and

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.

RESENTED BY
JAN C. PERRY
Councilwoman, 9th District
SECONDED BY:

CO-PRESENTED BY ED P .REYES
Councilman, 1st District
OCT 24 2012

ADOPTED
OCT 24 2012
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL


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1 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:22 AM PST by NYer
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barney frank is deeply saddened


2 posted on 11/12/2012 7:21:02 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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Wow, I think this is about the 10th time this story has been posted now. They should do it on Friday, or would that look too Catholic?


3 posted on 11/12/2012 7:23:06 AM PST by wrencher
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No more tacos or chitlins? That won’t go over too well.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 7:25:13 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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“While this is a symbolic gesture,”

Soon to become mandatory, with fines and/or imprisonment.

I guarantee it!


5 posted on 11/12/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Chickfilet everday (except Sunday, eat your greens then)


6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:26:24 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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When the zOmbies attack, it’s comforting to know they’ll have plenty of grain fed heifers and steers in LaLa land to eat.

It’ll give the handful of humans out there a chance to escape while the obama vote.....um....I mean zOmbies are occupied with the livestock.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:10 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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“The Big One” can’t come soon enough.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:31 AM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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Time for a field trip to “Carl’s Jr.” or “In-and-Out”.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:28:01 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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Anybody up for Megaburger Monday instead?


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:33:17 AM PST by bigbob
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They tried this stupid crap at the cafeteria where I work a couple of years ago. The idea was a total FLOP. Even after it was shown to be a losing idea, they ideologically held onto it as long as they could. After a few months of their cafeteria sales on Mondays dropping to near nothing, they eventually dropped it. (yet another instance of liberalism being all well and good until the tolerance of losing money is reached)


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:36:17 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Councilwoman Jan Perry”

IIRC, she’s announced her intent to run for mayor in the next election. As if LA didn’t have enough problems, LOL.

BTW, it would have been kind of funny if they had advocated meatless Fridays instead of Mondays. The looks on their faces once Lent rolled around (libtards fearing anything that might be seen as associated with religion) would be *priceless*.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:25 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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Fine, I’ll have a large order of fries, onion rings with a chocolate malt. Oh, and plenty of cheese on the fries.

Can I add an order of fried pickles with that please.

Deep fried twinkies for desert.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:51:46 AM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: KoRn
After a few months of their cafeteria sales on Mondays dropping to near nothing,

I'll bet it worked wonders for productivity as well as employees went out for lunch on Mondays - the whole reason for an employer to provide a cafeteria for employees anyway.

14 posted on 11/12/2012 8:00:48 AM PST by AndyJackson
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Angelenos should fight back by having a BIG HOG FRY every Monday!


15 posted on 11/12/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: DemforBush

Ms. Perry won’t have to worry about new fast food franchises opening when the effects of ObamaCare kick in.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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New Tradition Bacon Explosion Mondays!! LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_Explosion


17 posted on 11/12/2012 8:12:39 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: reg45
Time for a field trip to “Carl’s Jr.”

For some "Big A$$ Fries"

18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:15:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: reg45

double double and animal fries


19 posted on 11/12/2012 8:18:44 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: DemforBush

http://www.janperry.com/

No surprises here. Democrat. Black. Woman: world class moonbat.

Didn’t she stand by while a large community garden was shut-down in her district, a vegetable garden that raised plants, not animals?

I’m convinced that Californos could perform human sacrifices at the Rose bowl, half-time, and the crowd would be screaming, “Viva Mexico! Hail Obama! Bush’s fault!”


20 posted on 11/12/2012 8:22:17 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: bigbob

I’m in only if it is proceeded by sirloin Sunday. :-)


21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:26:51 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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“Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.”

How is this not discriminatory and violative of the 14th amendment? People of color cannot have a big MAC while white folk can fill up on all the lard they want. Sounds like the makings of a new career for Al Sharpton-lobbyist for KFC.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:28:40 AM PST by chuckee
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chic fila anyone?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:30:53 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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I've always loved vegetables...even as a kid.But somehow a nice serving of vegetables seems...incomplete...without a nice juicy piece of sirloin.I'm an omnivore.Always have been,always will be.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:44:12 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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Vegetables are what food eats.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:45:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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That's gonna be nothing. We had a freeper on here at one time from Norway, he said they were lucky to eat meat twice a year because it was so expensive.

Then wait until we get our Calorie Ration Cards. (see my tagline)

26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:47:16 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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¿Puedo tener tres burritos de carne, por favor??
27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:48:14 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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Clever PC...its always for OUR GOOD that we must be made to sacrifice. This is about killing the fast food industry not `saving animals`. Guess the cattle ranchers should just sell cows as pets? No...PETA says pets are evil. I know....save the animals-go primitive all the way- eat liberal politicians!!! Cannibalism-mankinds perfect diet! It saves the earth and the animals and eliminates evil mankind! I`ll have a Barbara Boxer burger please!


28 posted on 11/12/2012 8:59:48 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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Darwin forbid it should be Friday.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by heartwood
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Vegetables are what food eats.

Broccoli,cauliflower,green beans,spinach,corn,carrots,beets...love 'em all.Always have.I hate Brussels Sprouts,lima beans,peas and squash...and that's it.To me a world without the veggies I like would be one not worth inhabiting.Same goes for a world without beef,chicken,lamb,pork...and the occasional chocolate covered grasshopper ;-)

30 posted on 11/12/2012 9:02:10 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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Darwin forbid it should be Friday.

LOL!

I'm glad these freaks didn't try to usurp my traditional Catholic "Friday abstinence". So, when I visit LaLaLand, I can flout the moonbattery without disrupting the practice of my faith.

31 posted on 11/12/2012 9:05:49 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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WHEREAS, the United Nations recognizes that "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems"; and...

The WTF? Who made that bunch of Marxist tinpot pinheads the arbiter of what causes environmental problems? It ain't my steak, Lady. Keep your city, keep your rules there, and don't try to export that crap here.

As for 'fast food' most of them don't use any meat to speak of, anyway.

32 posted on 11/12/2012 9:07:30 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Arrogant, smug, annoying vegetarian here. I am that way by choice, not decree. It works for me, not everyone. I would never tell someone not to eat meat.

All that being said, it starts with non binding resolutions and ends with strict laws and regulations.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 9:08:58 AM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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Was just reading about meatless Mondays and wheatless Wednesdays campaign in WWI to conserve food. Herbert Hoover led this effort.
34 posted on 11/12/2012 9:17:46 AM PST by wisenheimers_kid
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As many modern left-wing ideas, this one, too came from Adolf Hitler:

Starting October 1st, 1933, the Nazis introduced the Eintopfsonntag—from October to March, one Sunday a month, every household was supposed to eat only some simple stew dish for dinner (Eintopf). Ideally, like the Führer himself, of course, vegetarian. The difference in price, determined by the government to be 50 pfennigs, was then collected by Nazi brownshirts who went from house to house, looking into people’s pots to make sure they contained acceptable dinner. The money was then donated to some Nazi charity organization. It was not acceptable to just pay the 50 pfennigs; the entire German people were supposed to make a conscious sacrifice, to help their comrades in need, thus giving everybody a warm, fuzzy feeling of socialism!

35 posted on 11/12/2012 9:17:55 AM PST by cartan
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Every day in Los Angeles is full of vegetables and nuts.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 9:23:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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Comment on this news from the orthodox blog Ad Orientem:

LA Adds Another Meatless Day

So the liberal wienies in LA have now decreed that Monday's shall be meatless. This of course just further demonstrates the complete lack of sensitivity that liberals have. If they had given it even a few moments of thought they would have realized that a solid majority of their citizens are Hispanic, who are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. Observant Catholics already abstain from meat on Fridays. And of course those of us on the other side of the Bosporus don't eat meat on Wednesdays and Fridays. Minimal reflection might have suggested that Friday would be a good day if they must use the government to try and regulate our diet.

But really the uptake of all of this is that the citizens of Los Angeles pay each of the 15 members of their city council $178,789 per year to tell them they should not eat meat on Mondays.

Our country has gone barking mad.

37 posted on 11/12/2012 9:23:41 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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