Killing Time?

Submitted by John_O on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 17:25

One crucial obstacle to the realisation of The Meat Licence Proposal is the sheer logistical nightmare of allowing the time to facilitate individuals in obtaining their licence - the Belgian City of Ghent has put forward a model that we could learn from:

BBC World News article by Chris Mason:

"The Belgian city of Ghent is about to become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week.

Starting this week there will be a regular weekly meatless day, in which civil servants and elected councillors will opt for vegetarian meals.

Ghent means to recognise the impact of livestock on the environment.

The UN says livestock is responsible for nearly one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, hence Ghent's declaration of a weekly "veggie day".  Public officials and politicians will be the first to give up meat for a day." (Read More).

It is interesting that it is politicians and public officials who are taking the lead - tasting their own medicine.

Could it be that, UK district councils put one day a week aside, for citizens to consider their relationship to meat consumption?

(thanks to Mike B.)