At least one county leader is broiling mad over a planned declaration of “meatless Mondays.”
The commission is set to issue the proclamation at next Tuesday’s meeting. It urges people to reduce meat consumption to cut back on the environmental impact of raising animals for food.
Abrams says he won’t sign it.
“The public doesn’t need the county commission to tell them when and what to eat,” Abrams said Thursday in an actual official press release from his office, titled “Abrams has cow over meatless Mondays.”
“Our constituents are smart enough to decide on their own,” Abrams said. “‘Ice Cream Sundays [sic],’ yes, ‘Meatless Mondays’ no.”
While the subject matter would seem light-hearted, Abrams told the Palm Beach Post Thursday it’s consistent with his political leanings as a lifelong “less-government” Republican.
He also said nobody can remember the last time a proclamation was anything but a formality.
“This is a directive from the board and it has policy issues attached to it,” he said. “It’s not the typical “cancer prevention week.'”