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