Something cooking at council

On Mondays, the city is considering urging you to ditch meat. City councillors are pondering whether to join a worldwide initiative to curb meat consumption.

On Mondays, the city is considering urging you to ditch meat.

City councillors are pondering whether to join a worldwide initiative to curb meat consumption.

The “meatless Monday” movement, as it is known, encourages people to stick to a vegetarian diet at least once a week.

Doing so reduces carbon emissions and frees up land that is used to grow feed for livestock, said sustainability co-ordinator Shannon Clohosey.

“The livestock industry is the largest contributor to environmental degradation worldwide,” she said.

But the meatless movement was hard for some councillors to stomach.

Councillor Ranj Pillai was worried the message would get minced by the media while Counc. Doug Graham insisted the issue wasn’t a municipal one.

Council votes Monday on whether to support the initiative.

No word yet on when council will introduce Tequila Tuesdays.

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