Countries Go Vegetarian
In a clear message to the rest of the world - Belgium heeds government and UN calls to go Veg to the save the world.
Starting this week there will be a regular weekly meatless day
"This is pretty special, pretty unique," said Tobias Leenaert, an anti-meat campaigner. "An entire city proclaiming one day a week a veggie day."
People queued up five deep in drizzling conditions to be apart of the now weekly tradition of going veg. Restaurants are embracing the call and providing full vegetarian dishes. People of the city and the country are really embracing the vegetarian diet, and loving the feeling of leading a loving diet without having to kill for their food.
It appears to be tapping into a zeitgeist awareness of the cost to human health and the environment of intensive meat and dairy farming.
People, leaders, countries and government officals are heeding the calls in going vegetarian to save the Planet. They have aknowldged the UN's offical report on the livestock industry accounting for the most damaging forces to global warming and climate change.
The UN says livestock is responsible for nearly one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, hence Ghent's declaration of a weekly "veggie day".
The organisers cite UN data report that meat production and consumption are to blame for 18% of greenhouse gases – more than cars. "If everyone in Flanders does not eat meat one day a week, we will save as much CO2 in a year as taking half a million cars off the road," said the EVA.
The implementation of this very nobel ideal is being implemented in all facets of life with school children also being apart of the veggie move. Schools around the country are enjoying a veggie day, with a move of hoping to introduce this in a full time manner.
Governments have also heeded the calls to reduce the global weight epidemic crippling most nations.
It is hoped the move will cut Ghent's environmental footprint and help tackle obesity.
This beautiful recognition is also being looked into from other countries around the globe with the Netherlands and Canada interested in reducing their carbon footprint and implementing a vegetarian day each week.
So - what are you doing? It is no longer apathay preventing you from leading a vegetrian diet. You have no more excuses, be cool listen to scientst around the world - heed thier message and be happy little vegetarians. Even for one day a week. So many of you say there is nothing we can do until the governments do something - well here it is, the governments are doing something - step up and be a leader.
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