Utah Mayor Goes Vegan to Set Example for Citizens

Utah Mayor Goes Vegan to Set Example for Citizens

Park City Mayor Andy Beerman will not consume animal products for 10 days—and possibly beyond—to show city residents that plant-based eating is easy.


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Last week, Park City, UT Mayor Andrew “Andy” Beerman announced he would follow a plant-based diet for 10 days. Local animal-rights advocate Kent Maur asked the newly elected mayor to follow a plant-based diet to set an example for Park City residents. “Friends, I’ve agreed to try a 10-day plant-based (vegan) diet,” the mayor posted on Facebook. “I encourage anyone curious to join me for a try.” Beerman—who is slowly transitioning to a vegan lifestyle with his wife—hosted a vegan lunch last Monday at the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center to promote plant-based eating to his constituents. Several politicians have used their platforms to promote plant-based living, including vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams who helped transition several local elementary schools to offer an all-vegetarian menu last year.

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