A Dutch city just became the first in the world to ban meat advertisements from public spaces to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The ban will also include holiday flights, fossil fuels, and gasoline-powered cars.

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Haarlem, a city just west of Amsterdam with a population of over 160,000, has taken steps to ban advertisements for meat by 2024 after meat products were officially added to a list of products that contribute to climate change. This new ban means that meat ads will not be allowed on public transportation, shelters, screens, or anything in public.

The woman who first drafted the motion for banning meat advertisements, Ziggy Klazes, said that she did not know that they would be the first to enforce it when she first proposed the motion.

Klazes told Haarlem105, “We are not about what people are baking and roasting in their own kitchen; if people wanted to continue eating meat, fine … We can’t tell people there’s a climate crisis and encourage them to buy products that are part of the cause.”

“Of course, there are a lot of people who find the decision outrageous and patronising, but there are also a lot of people who think it’s fine.”

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