LOS ANGELES -- First, New York City banned trans fats and giant sodas, now Los Angeles is encouraging "Meatless Mondays".
The Los Angeles City Council has adopted a resolution encouraging its residents to go vegetarian on Mondays.
This is not a law, they say, it's all on a voluntary basis.
Council members say the plan is to help reduce the intake of saturated fats.
In a statement, the American Meat Institute responds with "if the sponsors of the Meatless Mondays campaign were truly concerned about nutrition, they'd host 'More Veggie Monday'. Instead, they target for reduction of a food that is already consumed in the proper amount, and that is simply irresponsible."