In New York, March 20 will officially be a “meatless” day on the occasion of MeatOut Day. The city’s mayor, Eric Adams, just signed a proclamation to join a dozen other US cities in the MeatOut initiative. Launched in 1985 by the animal rights group Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), this annual campaign was created to raise awareness about the benefits of a diet that excludes animal meat, notably through the establishment of a “meatless” day called “MeatOut Day”.
As part of this special day, New York City hosts several events to promote the health and environmental benefits of a vegan diet. MeatOut Day 2022 kicks off at vegan restaurant PS Kitchen in Manhattan. After introducing “Meatless Mondays” and “Vegan Fridays” into the city’s public schools, the New York City Mayor is continuing her commitment to a less meaty, more plant-based diet.