It appears more and more people are eating less meat! Meatless Mondays surely are playing a part in this. Whether its for humane reasons or for the environment, the meat industry is seeing a decline in beef and pork consumption and they’re worried! Good! I’d at least like to see factory farming become a thing of the past. I’d love for everyone to stop eating meat all together but I’ll be realistic in that its not happening anytime soon. If the demand for meat continues to decline, maybe we can force the factory farms out of business and go back to smaller farms where raising animals is less taxing on the environment and the treatment of animals is often less brutal. It’s at least a step in the direction of eliminating meat consumption.
According to an article on porkNetwork, whose source was the Des Moines Register, ”Beef consumption has dropped from 68 to 59 pounds per person from 2000 to 2010, pork consumption has dropped from 51 to 47 pounds per person over the same time period.” They’re saying this is due to the higher prices of corn and they also are feeling threatened by Meatless Mondays! This is great news for the environment, our health and the animals.