Vegan Awareness Weekend Proclamation

P R O C L A M A T I O N 





WHEREAS, the fewer animal products a person eats, the less impact their diet has on the

environment; and

WHEREAS, the United Nations Environment Program has declared that a global shift toward a

vegan diet could reduce world hunger, fuel shortages and global climate change; and

WHEREAS, the American Dietetic Association has declared that appropriately-planned vegan diets

are healthful and nutritionally-adequate during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation,

infancy, childhood, and adolescence; and

WHEREAS, the American Dietetic Association also has declared that vegan diets are often

associated with health advantages which include: lower blood cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease,

lower blood pressure levels, lower risk of hypertension and type-2 diabetes, lower body mass index, and

lower overall cancer rates; and

WHEREAS, the availability of both delicious and nutritious vegan alternatives, such as dairyless

cheese, ice cream, burgers, and hot dogs, no longer means having to go without favorites; and

WHEREAS, both vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and markets are plentiful in our City.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dave Turner, Mayor of the City of Fort Bragg, on behalf of the entire City

Council, do hereby proclaim Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2012 as “Vegan

Awareness Weekend” in Fort Bragg, California and urge everyone in the community to explore and

educate themselves about this healthy dietary alternative.

SIGNED this 13th day of November, 2012. 


       DAVE TURNER, Mayor 


Cynthia M. VanWormer, CMC, City Clerk


No. 19-2012


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