The New York City Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare sent a newsletter in February encouraging residents to reduce meat consumption! The campaign is in partnership with World Animal Protection’s “Meating Halfway” campaign team.

The newsletter noted numerous actions taken by the government to reduce meat consumption, including

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  • Meatless Mondays
  • Reduce beef by 50%
  • Phase-out processed meat
  • Replace your meat consumption with healthier plant-based protein

The office encouraged residents to follow the lead of the government and adopt actions like reducing beef consumption by 50% and adopting Meatless Mondays. The newsletter urged residents to consider environmental, health, and animal issues in evaluating dietary choices.

Joe Loria, Meat Reduction Campaign Manager, World Animal Protection, US, said, “It’s incredible to see America’s largest City promoting a reduction in meat consumption. This guidance includes valuable information on the importance of eating less meat and resources to help New Yorkers shift towards more humane and sustainable plant-based proteins. The United States consumes more meat than nearly any other country in the world. This demand for cheap meat has fueled factory farming and practices that treat animals as mere cogs in a machine, including extreme confinement, brutal mutilations, and antibiotics overuse. World Animal Protection’s vision is to create a world where respect for animals and nature sits at the heart of our food system, which is equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of feeding the world. By reducing demand for meat, dairy, and eggs, we can create a shift towards farming practices that are more sustainable and kinder to animals.”

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