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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Lord's Prayer, Safe Sex Education and Meat

These three things are share one thing in common...

You won't find them in schools anymore. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration - meat will only be missing on Mondays. On Wednesday, the Baltimore City Schools system became the first in the U.S. to pledge to not serve meat on Mondays - aka Meatless Mondays. The decision will affect 80,000 students starting next Monday.

According to a letter from the American Meat Institute the organization, Grace Spira Project, that is sponsoring and endorsing the Baltimore City Schools decision is the same organization that has created the series of videos called the Meatrix. If you haven't seen the Meatrix it is cartoon, created by animal rights activists, directed to children, and misleads and misinforms them about agriculture and food production.

I guess I just don't understand how a school system can make the decision about what children can and can not eat. Now, I know you could argue that these children could bring their own meals to school, however in this situation three out of four students in the Baltimore City School system are eligible to receive free or discounted meals. A meal at school might be some of these children's opportunity to eat protein.

These kinds of organizations number one goal is not the health of our youth, but to end animal agriculture.

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