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Meat Eaters Under Attack!

Look Out! It's A Vegetable

Look Out! It’s A Vegetable

Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm maliciously attacked meat eaters recently by declaring Saturday, March 20, 2010 Michigan MeatOut Day. Inviting meat eaters to give up meat for (practical reasons mind you) one day out of the year is obviously asking too much.

Don’t take my word for it, let’s hear from the victims:

The Michigan Farm Bureau blasted the proclamation as “unconscionable and an insensitive slap in the face” to livestock farmers and meat-eating residents.[R]

It’s inconceivable to us that the governor could stoop to this level of telling people what they should and shouldn’t eat based on the philosophies of ‘food elitists,’ ” said Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood [R]

Her action is blatantly degrading to Michigan consumers and farmers, and is destructive to Michigan’s entire $71.3 billion agriculture industry,” [R]

“This is like telling people not to buy Fords or Chevys that are made here in Michigan,” said Sen. Ron Jelinek, R-Three Oaks. [R]

The Michigan United Conservation Club has even issued their own proclamation urging Michigan residents to eat meat March 20th and “all dates going forward” [R]

According to Michigan Out of Doors Magazine March 20. Eat Meat. Love it. Live it. Refuse to let anyone tell us that we’re wrong. Because we’re not. Period.” [R]

And. If that wasn’t enough proof. Have a look at the Michigan Meat Eaters Facebook Page.

Is inviting Michigan meat eaters to give up meat for one day out of the year asking too much? Apparently so – The Audacity of Nope!

5 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Erica Meier

    on #

    Please show your support for Gov. Granholm’s Meatout Proclamation by posting a comment here: http://www.facebook.com/MichiganMeatoutDay

  2. Comment by

    GoMahavira!

    on #

    Good for Ms. Granholm! Freedom of speech can go down in a hurry if you’re not pro-meat and want to even discuss the merits of a vegetarian/vegan diet.

    I hope she gets a lot of favorable letters and e-mails so that she and others like her won’t get scared off by the protests of the anti-elitist, hyperbolism of the meat producers.

  3. Comment by

    Veganne

    on #

    This is much needed in Michigan, my home state, where I was raised as a vegetarian in the 80′s. It was a challenge…we had a Future Farmers of America chapter that raised pigs on school grounds in my high school. And yet I made it thru the experience and congratulate Governor Granholm for signing on to MeatOut Day. I hope that vegetarians across the state take this as a sign of support!

  4. Comment by

    danny

    on #

    i mean, i dont know much but…if people arent eating meat for one day, arent they then using their money to then buy vegan food? thus, supporting michigans economy regardless of where its spent. and, if these people allege that vegetarian food is elitist then, according to that logic (which i dont agree with), Michiganders would be putting even more money into the economy for this particular day. i mean…right?

  5. Comment by

    mike

    on #

    I believe freedom of speech is more important than the subject. Asking for a meat free day or whatever the topic is secondary to the basic right to freedom of speech. As far as whether you eat meat or not I have no interest in, that is a personal choice. I don’t subject anyone to my opinion and ask that you not impress your opinion on me. Just keep my freedom of speech available.

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