UK council may become first to adopt Meat Free Monday

St Albans cathedralSt Albans in Hertfordshire may soon become the first Meat Free Monday local authority in the UK.

The city and district council has launched a consultation to see if St Albans residents approve of the suggestion to make all publicly funded organisations meat-free at the start of the week.

If approved, school canteens, council offices and hospitals in the cathedral city would all adopt a Meat Free Monday – and it is hoped that other local authorities will follow suit.

With more than 400 in the UK, the difference the MFM move could make would be huge, not least in promoting the campaign around the country and internationally.

Charity Animal Aid is supporting the St Albans proposals, which will help reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gases released as a result of livestock farming for meat.

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