HOUSTON (AP) — Texas meat-lovers are expressing outrage over WeWork’s announcement that it won’t serve beef, pork or chicken at work events in order to be more environmentally conscious.
The Houston Chronicle reports that the New York City-based coworking company with nine Texas facilities says it’s committed to being a “meat-free organization.” WeWork won’t buy meat dishes at the shared workspaces provided to members, including its 8,000 Texas members.
The company projects the move will save 16.7 billion gallons of water, 445 million pounds of CO2 emissions and more than 15 million animals by 2023.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller calls the rationale “a bunch of bull.”
Texas Beef Council Vice President Richard Wortham says the company should instead use less energy in their offices or encourage employees to take public transportation.