This April, Langley’s Trinity Western University became the second school in Western Canada to join the globally popular Meatless Monday movement. Trinity Western follows Langara College in encouraging students to start the week right by choosing veg meals each Monday.
VHS worked with Trinity Western students and food services personnel to implement Meatless Monday as an easy, positive way for students to make a meaningful difference for the planet, for our health, and of course, for animals.
Trinity Western advertises that “Each Monday, Dining will be presenting ‘plant based’ dinner menus that are not only good for your health but are also GREAT for the environment!”
Meatless Mondays are also great for animals. Our overconsumption of cheap meat has forced animals into factory farms, where they endure intensive confinement, mutilations without painkillers, crippling deformities, and terrifying slaughter—all in the name of profit.
If all Canadians went meatless on Mondays, more than 100 million animals would be spared from a miserable life and death in our country’s factory farms.
And research reveals that showing people how to go vegetarian can be even more important than showing them why. Students who are exposed to meatless meals learn that vegetarian cuisine is varied, diverse, filling, and delicious, and may be inspired to choose veg options more frequently—sparing even more animals from cruel factory farms.
To learn more about bringing Meatless Monday to your school or company, please contact us. We can send a speaker or workshop facilitator, provide you with resources, or simply offer guidance.
“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” – Lily Tomlin