Paul McCartney Pushes for Vegetarian Mondays

June 15, 2009 By:
Paul McCartney Pushes for Vegetarian Mondays
Paul McCartney is a well known animal rights activist, and now he’s banded together with a bunch of other celebrities to convince people to go vegetarian.

But Paul understands people like their burgers, so he’s only asking you to go veggie once a week. Paul has rounded up Chris Martin, Kevin Spacey, Woody Harrelson, and Sir Richard Branson to bring awareness to “Meat Free Monday.”

So what’s the story behind the campaign? Well, it aims to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s livestock population, which is thought to be a major cause of global warming.

Paul told The Independent newspaper: “Many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world.

"Having one designated meat-free day a week is one meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heat of several important political environmental and ethical issue as all at once. We should all care about climate change because if we don’t, we are going to leave our children and their children in a hell of a mess.”

The United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization claims that meat production is responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

Can you give up meat on Mondays?