Because if it were NYC, it would have been mandatory. City Council asks residents to eschew meat on Mondays.
The resolution, introduced by Councilwoman Jan Perry and Councilman Ed Reyes, cites statistics showing health disparities facing Los Angeles residents, specifically those living in low-income areas with lack of access to health foods.
It also notes that, according to the department of Health Services, more than half of Los Angeles County residents are obese or overweight.
What evidence, you ask, shows that eating meat leads to obesity? The cavemen I know, meat eaters all, are some of the scrawniest folks around. And what evidence, you ask, does access to “health food” – an undefined term – produces better health? And finally, how will avoiding a chicken leg on Monday provide better access to that health food the rest of the week?
None, none and don’t bother me with logic. As is always the case in these matters, it’s about good intentions and appearing to be up on whatever passes for current conventional wisdom. Ain’t it grand? We’re governed by the idiot class.