Join the MeatOut March 20

To the editor,

MeatOut was launched 37 years ago by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and has since grown into the world’s largest annual grassroots educational campaign to remove meat from our plates. On March 20, the first day of spring, we encourage people to turn over a new leaf and explore a plant-based diet.  

As executive director of FARM, I am grateful to Gov. Polis for proclaiming March 20 “MeatOut Day” across Colorado. His decision will clearly benefit the health and well-being of his constituents.

As someone who used to live in Golden and whose own father was appointed to the Colorado House of Representatives’ 56th District, I know the Mile High State and I understand the concerns of Colorado livestock growers. 

However, America’s food system is changing, and I encourage Colorado food producers to adapt gradually to the inevitable shift from a meat-based to a plant-based diet, with continued assistance from state and federal government.

– Eric C. Lindstrom, executive director,  Farm Animal Rights Movement