Nathaniel Gotcher | Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dear dining halls and all involved,
I readily applaud your effort to go “meatless” as a protest against the abuses of factory production of the meat we eat. However, I think you’re making this more complicated than you have to. You see, there are still some of us who observe a certain day of the week as “meatless.” That day for us is Friday because this has been the traditional day to abstain from meat in the Catholic Church. This tradition continues in the annual meatless Fridays that the dining halls have during Lent. If we really want to go meatless on one day of the week, why don’t we just do the same day year round and make it Friday? Not only would this give the system simplicity but it would also tie into longstanding traditions. Notre Dame is known for its traditions. Let’s not drop the ball on this one.