Mike said, ‘’As a forward thinking, modern zoo we are committed to leading by example to reduce carbon emissions. Our food offering to guests is now fully vegetarian with meat substitutes taking the place of meat in our menu. The feedback from customers has been really positive. Our meat usage now only consists of the essentials required to maintain animal welfare.’’
First Fully Vegetarian Zoo
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The United Kingdom’s official food strategy suggests that the UK should aim to eat 30% less meat by 2030. This equates to people who eat meat eliminating meat products from their diet on just two days per week.
Richard McIlwain, Chief Executive of the The Vegetarian Society said, “In 2022’s campaign, we inspired people to switch over 70,000 meat-based meals for veggie and plant-based dishes, saving over 100 tons of carbon, equivalent to the emissions released by driving a car around the earth’s equator over 16 times!’’
National Vegetarian Week takes place from Monday 15th May 2023 to Sunday 21st May 2023 inclusive.