Meatless Won't Stop at Monday
Jun 17, 2013
The move to Meatless Mondays by some schools on the East Coast and now San Diego in the west is troubling for several reasons. It's bad enough that students are deprived of the chance to choose whether they want to eat meat or not but it also deprives them of a nutritious protein source. Price and quality are important but separate issues. The bigger concern is the influence animal activists have to promote their vegan agenda. These groups won't be satisfied with eliminating meat from school meals one day a week. Each victory, whether real or perceived, emboldens these groups to push for more. While it's hard to imagine a school district in rural America making such a decision, it can't be taken for granted. These decisions should be a red flag to others. Also of concern is the message Meatless Mondays sends to kids. Animal rights groups would love to have a generation of kids not eating meat grow up to be a generation of adults not eating meat. While I acknowledge local school boards' authority to make these decisions I do question their reasoning for doing so. Even if their intentions are good they have opened the door and allowed a dangerous precedent to be set.