Meatless In L.A.
When the L.A. City Council decided in mid-November to approve a resolution that the city would now endorse Meatless Mondays I decided I would let this one go as it is a very touchy and controversial subject. Now that I have mulled it over and chewed on it for awhile I’ve decide I’m going to go ahead and put my two cents in. Numerous self-proclaimed advocates of healthy eating were all over L.A’s announcement like flies on cow manure, making statements that sounded like they were geared more towards animal rights and global warming agendas, than from those just in favor of eating more fruits and vegetables. It should be a major concern for all of us when those that govern start pushing their own personal beliefs and views onto the overall majority. Those that choose not to eat meat, whether it’s Monday or any other day of the week, have the right to make that choice. That same choice should be afforded to those that choose to eat meat every day of the week. Until now, we as Americans have always had the right to make our own choices about whether to eat meat, or not eat meat. Granted, it’s not yet against the law in L.A. to eat meat on Monday, but will that be far behind? And what other cities will follow suit?