Nebraska is beginning beef with a neighboring state.
Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday issued a pro-meat declaration — in response to his counterpart in Colorado not too long ago encouraging folks to keep away from animal merchandise for one day per week.
Ricketts, a Republican, declared that Saturday might be “Meat on the Menu Day” within the Cornhusker State.
The date was chosen to coincide with Colorado’s “MeatOut Day,” a nonbinding proclamation signed by Gov. Jared Polis late final month — that Ricketts referred to as “a direct assault on our lifestyle right here in Nebraska.”
“MeatOut Day” is a marketing campaign began by the Farm Animal Rights Motion in 1985 that seeks to encourage non-vegetarians to contemplate a plant-based food plan.
Polis, a Democrat who eats meat, has confronted criticism from his state’s ranching trade and a few native conservative teams over his proclamation.
Animal proper activists haven’t sought any comparable measures in Nebraska, however Ricketts stated he wished to push again preemptively “to ensure they don’t get any traction.”
Throughout a information convention in an Omaha butcher store, Ricketts stated meat is nutritious and protein-rich and famous that beef manufacturing is Nebraska’s largest trade.
“When you have been to eliminate beef in our nation, you’ll be undermining our meals safety, an vital a part of a nutritious diet, and in addition destroying an trade right here in our state that’s essential,” Ricketts stated.
The Farm Animal Rights Motion argues that vegan diets promote well being and have been proven to cut back the chance of coronary heart illness, stroke, most cancers, diabetes and different continual sicknesses.
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