In a resolution that seems more suitable for a liberal college town like Berkeley, California, the Indianapolis City-County Council voted for a resolution to make Mondays “meatless.”
The resolution, passed on Dec. 5, encourages Indianapolis and Marion County citizens to go without any meat products on Mondays was backed by vegetarian and environmentalist activists.
The advocacy group Meatless Monday, which helped pass the resolution and describes itself as a “global movement,” said its goal was to reduce meat consumption by 15 percent “for our personal health and the health of the planet.”
The news of the Indianapolis resolution was not widely reported by Indiana media. But eventually word filtered out through social media and talk radio, angering many in the conservative-leaning Hoosier State. One conservative talk-show host reminded his audience the same council wants a pay raise.
“In the same time they were having this conversation about [pay] raises … they also voted for Meatless Monday,” said Tony Katz, a talk-show host in Indianapolis. “It’s about healthy eating, so they say. And, you know, it’s really this carbon footprint, saving-the-environment nonsense.”