Defeat the meat temptation this Labor Day. That's the message from the Center for Biological Diversity's new hotline, which goes live today to save people from a near-meat experience over the holiday weekend that would be bad news for the planet.
Call the Defeat the Meat Hotline at 1-855-MEATLSS (1-855-632-8577)
Americans eat more meat over Labor Day weekend than almost any other time of the year. In fact, we eat 818 hot dogs per second between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That's a lot of hot dogs, especially when you consider the high cost of meat production to the climate, water, land and wildlife.
Tempted by That Labor Day Grill Smell? Dial Our 'Defeat the Meat' Hotline
Just in time for one of the top three meatiest cookout weekends of the year, the Center for Biological Diversity is launching the "Defeat the Meat Hotline" (1-855-MEATLSS), a toll-free service urging callers to think about endangered species and the climate before biting into a burger or hot dog this Labor Day. The hotline is the latest project from the Center's Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign, which highlights the environmental devastation caused by the meat industry and urges people to eat less meat to reduce their environmental footprint.