New York Marks March 20 As The City’s First Vegan Holiday

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Veganism is taking the world by storm. Every restaurant you go to or every store you shop at, they’re definite has vegan or plant-based options available for purchase.

With more and more people getting into vegan diets and adopting the vegan lifestyle, veganism has been a buzz topic for a while now. Like it or not, it’s real and has already impacted people’s hearts.

Veganism has proven to be beneficial for both the person who’s following a vegan lifestyle and for the environment itself. With zero waste and harmless effects, veganism is here to stay.

Noticing that and inspired by it, New York City has now declared March 20 to be a meatless or meat-free holiday. All the vegans out there, rejoice! 

Cities like Louisville, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, etc., have already done the same, and joining its pals is New York City itself. This came about when Mayor Eric Adams signed a proclamation for the same last week.

This has been done as a part of the MeatOut initiative. This initiative has its goal to raise awareness and educate people in these cities about all the benefits that a plant-based diet, that reduces meat and dairy consumption has to offer.

The MeatOut initiative was launched by the Farm Animal Rights Movement or FARM. In a statement, the Executive Director of FARM, Eric C. Lindstrom, said, “As a New Yorker myself, I am particularly proud of this proclamation.”

Lindstrom further added, “The advances Mayor Adams has made toward a plant-based future, and Vegan Fridays in New York City schools, align perfectly with our mission and the mission of MeatOut.”

The holiday will be observed on March 20 and celebrated throughout the city. Several restaurants have participated in this initiative and celebrate by putting out vegan options and plant-based menus. 

Mayor Adams, in an interview, said, “The more plant-based meals you have, the healthier you’re going to be.” He even introduced “Vegan Fridays,” in which schools will have to serve plant-based meals on the last day of the week.

With this initiative, veganism is growing more than ever before! We appreciate the steps people are taking for sustainable living and would encourage everyone to do the same!

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