Meat on the Menu Day in Nebraska, US
Meat on the Menu Day in Nebraska, US is held on March 20. This event in the second decade of the month march is annual.
Nebraska’s governor Pete Ricketts railed Monday (15 Mar 2021) against a proclamation by the governor of neighboring Colorado that encourages people to avoid meat for one day a week, calling it a “direct attack on our way of life” and signing a pro-meat declaration of his own.
Steve Wellman, Nebraska’s department of agriculture director, said agriculture supports one out of every four jobs in state and generates $21bn each year. Meat products alone generate about $12bn annually, and the industry has continued to grow, he said.
The day was chosen to coincide with Colorado’s “MeatOut Day”, a non-binding proclamation signed by governor Jared Polis late last month (Feb 2021) and backed by an animal rights group.
“MeatOut Day” was started in 1985 by the Farm Animal Rights Movement and seeks to encourage non-vegetarians to consider a plant-based diet.
Similar holidays and events
National Corndog Day or Corn Dog Day in US on March 19 (observed the third Saturday in March since 1992);
International Adolescent Health Week on March 20 (Being a part of International Adolescent Health Week is easy! Wear lime green or share lime green giveaways and prizes all week long);
National Ag Day on March 21 (Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA));
Senior Skip Day or Beach Day in the USA and Canada on March 21 (The date for missing the lessons varies among different schools);
National Animal Poison Prevention Week in USA on March 21 (Third Full Week in March)