Today’s the day animal rights activists try to get people across the nation to stop eating meat. Lisa Lotts is the organizer of a group in Iowa City that’s promoting the national “Meatout 2001.” Lotts says eating meat leads to health problems and the pollution of our environment with animal waste.Lotts says she also believes animals are mistreated just to become meals for people.Lotts says her group is so new it doesn’t have a name yet. She says it includes around a dozen people who wanted to get involved in the animal rights cause. She admits finding support in a major hog and cattle-producing state can be tough. She says it’s also tough to maintain a diet that doesn’t include meat.Lotts is a University of Iowa student who says vegetarian offerings for students are lacking.Lotts says her group has received help in the form of advice and fliers from the national Meatout organization. She says they’ll hand out the fliers this week in support of their cause.
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