About a week ago the Los Angeles City Council decisively dealt with an issue of worldwide import. Showing absolute courage and solidarity, the council voted 12-0 to declare Mondays to be meatless in its hallowed city. The vote was a symbolic one supporting a Paul McCartney founded group: Meat Free Monday. It has no legal status to force people into being vegans one day a week—yet.
According to the resolution’s sponsors, Councilwoman Jan Perry and Councilman Ed Reyes brought forth the measure to help fight global warming, reduce greenhouse gases, encourage citizens toward better health and protect animals. In a “me too mommy” moment, they further cited those intellectual bastions of San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as supporters of the McCartney foundation’s movement.