Remember all of that hubbub about the Department of Agriculture recommending people go vegetarian for Meatless Mondays?
On July 25, an internal USDA newsletter encouraged employees to participate in “Meatless Mondays,” not only reducing their environmental impact but also improving their health.
The beef industry and a few congressional leaders got angry and attacked, leading to a hasty retreat from the USDA, which announced that it did not endorse Meatless Mondays.
Now comedian Stephen Colbert has weighed in, offering plenty of deadpan on the topic on his show The Colbert Report.
“A bunch of government bureaucrats sitting around all day inspecting my meat? That’s sick stuff,” Colbert said.
He also hilariously offers a fake anti-vegetable PSA, parodying the famous animal cruelty ad that featured artist Sarah McLachlan (watch here).
Smug, morally superior vegans? Don’t worry, they’re all just fruit killers. Click to watch the clip above.
Would you participate in Meatless Mondays? Let us know in the comments.
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