I've been exchanging e-mails with Scott from You're a Disgrace Mayor Bloomberg. I sent him this photo with the following caption:
There are 4 things in this photo that Bloomberg absolutely hates:
1) Trans fats
2) Urban wildlife
3) Expectant mothers
But then Scott kicked it up a notch:
On the heels of banning most bake sales in New York City's public schools, Mayor Bloomberg is taking his fight against urban obesity to a new, and some say, bizarre level. The Mayor's office just announced that the next target in the war against sugars and trans fats is the City's abundant park animal life.
"The animals living in New York City's parks, the squirrels, birds, raccoons, etc., have an open invitation to the biggest buffet in the world," the Mayor said at a press briefing."But, as many of us who live here can attest, they are also among the fattest and laziest."
The program is still in development, but it will include an anti-littering campaign, increased street trash pick-ups, and a calorie-labeling program based on the initiative launched last year for New York's human residents.