Support adopting Meatless Mondays at the University of Toronto
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Support adopting Meatless Mondays at the University of Toronto

    1. Andisheh Beiki
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      Andisheh Beiki

      Thornhill, Canada

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Factory farming of animals is the number one cause of climate change, and eating meat contributes to health problems and supports cruelty to animals. In particular, animal farming produces 40% more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector. The University of Toronto can do its part to combat these issues by serving only eco-friendly, healthy, and delicious meatless meals for one day each week.  

Meatless Mondays is a global movement that was launched in association with the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003 and encourages the reduction of meat consumption by 15% - by replacing meat with plant-based alternatives every Monday. Here are a few links with information regarding Meatless Mondays:

http://www.meatlessmonday.com/
http://meatlessmondays.ca/

**Petition photos by: Dr. Rhea Mehta / @RAWjuvenation and Andisheh Beiki

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    • RC M TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is not only a health benefit to introduce regular vegetable consumption, but it also educates them about how we don't need to rely on an environmentally and morally detrimental industry.

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    • Shonali Lakhani TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I love vegetarian food and I do not think animals should be sacrificed for our meals.

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    • Kaizad Raimalwala WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm a non-vegetarian but I think our meat-eating habits and animal rearing industries have gone out of control. I think Meatless Mondays is a great way to start getting things in balance.

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    • Sana Ali TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Reducing meat consumption is a moral responsibility for us as habitants of the developed world. Our current levels of consumption are unsustainable and unethical. UofT should lead in making this statement.

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    • Tiferet Nashman TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe we should be aware of our meat intake and reduce it if possible .This is a way to bring the issue into everyone consciousness and show them that there are plenty of yummy alternatives. :)

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