Meat-free New York: Mayor Eric Adams issues MeatOut Day decree for March 20

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  2nd March 2022

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New York Mayor Eric Adams has declared March the 20 to be MeatOut Day for the city of New York, joining 14 other US states taking the meat-free pledge


New York goes meat-free! Well, for one day at least.

Mayor Eric Adams has issued a MeatOut Day proclamation for March 20 throughout the city.

New York will join 14 other US states embracing MeatOut Day including Texas, Cincinnati, and Ohio.

Moreover, MeatOut Day demonstrates Farm Animal Rights Movement’s (FARM) work by promoting the benefits of plant-based foods on our health and the planet.

New York MeatOut Day

New York has embraced plant-based eating in recent years.

The city continues to offer quality vegan-friendly options making it simple to cut meat and dairy from your diet.

During the meat-free day in March, New York will hold special events throughout the city, including a celebration at P.S. Kitchen, located at 246 W 48th Street.

Speaking on the proclamation, Eric C Lindstrom, Executive Director of FARM, said: “As a New Yorker myself, I am particularly proud of this proclamation.

“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.”

MeatOut launched in 1985 and has since grown into the world’s largest annual grassroots educational campaign dedicated to promoting a meat-free diet.

Furthermore, this global event will bring people together to learn, share food, and celebrate a diet that excludes needless cruelty.

Eric Adams. Image Source: Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Eric Adams. Image Source: Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Eric Adams’ plant-based mission

Since his election in 2021, Eric Adams has dedicated his time to promoting a healthy plant-based diet to the people of New York.

Following a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Adams turned to a plant-based diet and since reversed the disease.

Although the mayor isn’t vegan, he says his imperfect plant-based diet has improved his health dramatically.

Mayor Adams’ mission is to reduce New York’s rising health crisis by introducing more healthy meat-free options.

Just last month Adams initiated Vegan Fridays in 1,700 public schools in the city.

We hope to see more cities take inspiration from Adams and his passion for a better future for all.

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Feature image source: Alexander Spatari via Getty Images

Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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