The other day while eating a lovely and protein-packed chicken & bacon sandwich from a local cafe, I was flicking through various newsfeeds on my phone as we all seem to do these days and was stunned to read an article on the BBC news (Biased Broadcasting Company) about a property development company who stated that they will not reimburse any of their employees for lunch if the food they buy contains meat. It seems the workers in whole agreed to this rather draconian measure in the hope of “reducing their environmental footpath”. In the article we have one of the supporters of this “nanny state” culture, say that as most of the employees are not office based this would be beneficial for the environment and improve their health; which I thought was rather ironic as it looked as if she could do with a good feed!
However that comment got me thinking; Do all their employees use only bikes to get around the busy city centres to do their jobs, as they could not use major polluters like cars or public transport, could they?
And the properties they are developing; don’t they require machinery, fuel to build, causing untold dust and debris in the air, causing more pollution. Do they not use laptops, phones, TVs, etc for their jobs and personal use? I suspect they do. Hypocrisy at its worst.
This is just another nauseating case of self-righteousness, self-promoting crap which is in line with the Hollywood elite and “pop-stars” who don’t live in the real world, lecturing us mere mortals on how we should live, while they get into their gas-guzzling limos and fly off in their private jets! How many A-list actors and so-called stars have you seen slumming it in economy with Ryanair recently? (Other cheap and cheerful airlines are available).
Let me say one thing, I am all for protecting the environment and conserving the planet, that is a must, and as I have said before in previous blogs, butchers and meat providers need to look at expanding their ranges and offer vegetarian products to their customers. However, let’s be beware of leftist loonies who don’t practice what they preach and confront their hypocritical views at every opportunity.
For the record, TPS is very happy to pay for its’ hard-working team’s lunches, meat and veg included.