Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has declared March 20 MeatOut Day as a way to promote meatless diets to his constituents. Started in 1985 by animal-rights group Farm Animal Rights Movement, the MeatOut initiative was created to educate consumers about the benefits of a healthful, plant-based diet. Polis signed a proclamation in support of MeatOut, joining governors and mayors in 40 additional states and cities who have signed similar proclamations in recent years, according to vegnews.com.
Life in Chaffee County continued this week rather unaffected by the governor’s slight of Colorado beef ranchers’ $4 billion contribution to the state’s economy (ag.colorado.gov), as seen in this March 12 photo along Little Four Mile Creek in Fourmile Travel Management Area northeast of Buena Vista.
The editor recommends downloading Rev. Horton Heat’s “Eat Steak” to listen to when you fire up the grill for the pasture-raised, never-seen-a-feed-lot beef available for purchase in Chaffee County.