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[News] Nebraska Politician Declares Pro-Meat Day After Colorado Urges Citizens To Eat Plant-Based


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is declaring a pro-meat day in response to Colorado urging its citizens to eat plant-based.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently marked March 20 as a statewide meat-free holiday named MeatOut Day.

The initiative was founded by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) back in 1985. It aims to ‘educate consumers about the benefits of a healthful, plant-based diet’.

When asked about the designation, Conor Cahill, the governor’s spokesman, said the office “gets hundreds of requests for proclamations throughout the year and rarely declines these non-binding ceremonial proclamations that get auto-penned by the Governor.”

Polis himself eats meat, although his fiancé, first gentleman Marlon Reis, is a vegan and animal rights advocate. Continue

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