Amsterdam to ditch meat at council buildings from 2020

Council buildings in Amsterdam will be vegetarian from next year.

An initiative was put forward by Johnas van Lammeren of the Party for the Animals.

According to The Telegraph, originally plans were for council events to be vegan, but other groups opposition means vegetarian was decided upon under a scheme called Carnivore? Geef het door.

Head of operational management Rutger Groot Wassink and head of animal welfare Laurens Ivens released a joint statement.

They said:

"The executive supports the underlying goal of the proposal…but it is better to make the standard vegetarian at first rather than vegan,"
"The initiative makes it the individual’s choice of whether to have meat or fish."

It will go to a council vote in June.

Meat would still be provided but would have to be specifically requested.

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