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Meat Free Monday
Posted at 6:44 AM (PDT) on Monday, June 15, 2009
Sir Paul McCartney Calls for MEAT FREE MONDAY to Help Slow Climate Change
LONDON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Paul McCartney, with his daughters Mary and Stella, is launching a new food campaign - MEAT FREE MONDAY - on Monday 15th June which encourages people to help slow climate change by having one meat free day a week.
The campaign has already gathered an impressive list of supporters from the worlds of entertainment, politics and the environmental sciences including Chris Martin, Jeff Koons, Alec Baldwin, Woody Harrelson, Doris Day, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Spacey, Kelly Osbourne, Zac Goldsmith, Gillian Anderson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, David de Rothschild, Monty Don, Sam Taylor Wood, Sharleen Spiteri, John Frieda and Ricky Gervais.
Having a MEAT FREE MONDAY every week is a simple way to start making a real difference in the world. The more people who join in, the more difference we can make.
"I think 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 we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world. Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once. For instance it not only addresses pollution, but better health, the ethical treatment of animals, global hunger and community and political activism." -- Sir Paul McCartney