by Phil Phillips - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Last Saturday this NRA website ran the article “Anti-Hunters Are Attacking Farmers, Too,” another case in point revealing how the animal rights extremists’ true goal is not just to end hunting but to end all meat-eating. Then yesterday a friend forwarded me a BrowfieldAgNews.com article titled, “Brooklyn, New York, Schools Participate in Meatless Mondays.” It appears New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s public school leaders decided that 15 Brooklyn schools will enact a “Meatless Mondays” policy beginning in the spring of 2018. So on Mondays, impacted school children will be served only vegetarian meals.
The article says the city’s website claims the result will be healthier diets and a stronger planet. Of course, it’s no shock that a key supporter of the initiative is Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Just last summer, the HSUS was busy pushing its Meatless Mondays campaign that, if passed by Congress, would have impacted American soldiers in all U.S. military cafeterias. (In case you missed that news, click here.)
The common sense response to de Blasio’s move from those in the animal agriculture industry was that meat should be offered every day of the week. Not only is exercising the freedom to eat meat a great and natural thing, but doesn’t meat contain some vitamins and nutrients that are not as abundant in plant-based diets? (But remember: Mayor Bill de Blasio is also the person who announced the need to spend $2 million on a deer-vasectomies to control Staten Island’s excessive deer populations.)
For more on common sense, the last time I checked the comments section at the end of the article, it featured responses from two readers who both stood up for American freedom. “AM” wrote that it was “sad and disappointing for kids whose only healthy protein-rich meal of the day might be in school.” “Kasual Observer” noted, “This is highly offensive to those who eat meat. They are not being given a choice but are being forced into participating in a vegan agenda. To make this fair, maybe have a total meat Thursday and watch those who don’t chose to eat meat have a hissy fit.”
Now wouldn’t that be something?
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