World Meat Free Week

World Meat Free Week

Some people love meat very much, while others don’t like it as much. Some people decide not to eat meat because they are passionate about animals. Others do it for their health. Even if you’re an omnivore and eat meat every day, this is the perfect opportunity to break your routine and try something new.

Although you won’t become a vegetarian if you only eat vegetarian for one day, it is possible to make a huge difference in the lives of millions of people who celebrate World Meat Free Week. You may also discover new vegetarian recipes that you don’t know existed and can incorporate them into your regular diet. It’s basically a win-win situation.

Over the millennia, meat-free days have been an integral part of many religions and traditions. For example, Catholicism or Anglicanism tells believers to avoid meat Fridays. This small act of deprivation is meant to honor Jesus Christ who, they believe, died for their sins that day. According to English law, butchers and grocers could not sell meat or slaughter animals on Fridays and Saturdays. Meatless days were also created during wartime or other hardships to make the little meat available last longer. The “Meatless Tuesdays”, which were created in Canada during World War II, are an example of this. Also, the meat-free days that were created in the People’s Republic of Poland during the eighties.

Today, there are many reasons to create meat-free days. The main reason is the reduction of anthropogenic global warming and the improvement in human health and animal welfare. The city councils of several cities around the world have endorsed meat-free days, including in Brazil, Germany and South Africa. Los Angeles declared Mondays “Meatless Mondays” Many public and private schools offer vegetarian meals to students. Adults are also encouraged to eat vegetarian to help cleanse the weekend of unhealthy choices.

World Meat Free Week was created by many people. There are many reasons to celebrate this day. They calculated that 10 million people would abstain completely from meat for one day and reduce their water consumption by 13 million tonnes. This is equivalent to 5,000 Olympic swimming pools. It also saves up to 5,700 acres (the equivalent to 89,000 tennis courts). We could also reduce saturated fat intake and eat fewer calories to save thousands of animals.

You only have one chance to try it, so don’t hesitate! There are many delicious vegetarian dishes that everyone would love, so why not pick a few and spend some time making them. Get involved with World Meat Free Week to make the world a better place.


Jun 13 - 19 2025


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