CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICIALly ADOPT an ANIMAL FRIENDLY MENU POLICY!
We just received word from Stephanie Feldstein, the Center's Population and Sustainability Director, that the organization's Board of Directors have officially adopted an events policy... and guess what? It's all-veg!
The Center for Biological Diversity recognizes livestock production as one of the greatest threats to wildlife and the planet. Consistent with our Earth-friendly Diet campaign, which urges people to reduce meat consumption as a critical means of reducing their environmental footprint, it is the Center’s policy to serve vegetarian-only menus at events where food is provided by the organization.
They've even kickstarted an action asking McDonald's to offer meatless options -
"McDonald's spends hundreds of millions of dollars on ads convincing people to eat more meat. And of course, those ads fail to mention that producing those burgers is sickening our planet -- making a massive contribution to climate change and pollution and driving wildlife out of their homes.
That's why it's quite the stretch for the fast-food giant to claim it will start sourcing its burgers from "sustainable beef" in 2016.
At the rate McDonald's sells its burgers -- an estimated 75 per second -- the toll of that much meat production on wildlife and the planet is devastating no matter where the meat comes from. Meanwhile, McDonald's doesn't offer a single Earth-friendly entrée with plant-based protein; its only meatless options are limited to sides like salads and apple slices.