by MPD
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Once an activist, always an activist! Paul McCartney is challenging Britons to participate in “meat-free Mondays” to help cut carbon emissions throughout the world. Paul claims to have gotten the idea from Australians who appear to be perhaps a little more aware (or willing to admit) the impact of cattle rearing and meat production on the environment.

Paul recently told trade magazine, The Grocer, “A lot of people go to the gym on a Monday. With meat-free Mondays, it’s a bit like going to the gym but with the added advantage of protecting the planet.” Paul also credits a report released by the UN for helping inspire the challenge. He said, “One of the most significant conclusions of the recent report on climate change was that we should eat less meat. This is not the Vegetarian Society that said that. It’s the UN.”

McCartney has been a long-time vegetarian and worked with PETA and various other animal-rights organizations to help promote the lifestyle, so this challenge comes as no surprise to all of us here at Ecorazzi. Will you be participating in meat-free Mondays? Comment back and tell us what you think.

thanks: peterleemail.com.uk

  • http://AlliesAnswers.com Allie

    I love Meat-Free Mondays. I put a new vegetarian recipe up on my site every Monday. I love trying new things.

  • http://www.spookshows.com Richard

    It’s a brilliant idea. I will definitely be participating in Meat-Free Mondays!

  • shannon

    i’m already vegetarian, so i’m in. :)

  • http://www.connielawrenceart.com Connie

    Count me in!

  • gaby

    sure defenetly why not.. im in

  • Graeme

    Thats the daftest thing I’ve ever heard of.
    Just to compensate, I’m going to participate in ‘Triple-meat-mondays,’ where I will eat three times the meat quantity I usually do (which is already pretty high!)
    Mmmmm, Steak!

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  • http://ecorazzi Artemis Asproyerakas

    Finally! the planetary impact of raising animals for food has been broached. It has been difficult to curtail it for ethical reasons but hard science and self preservation just might do the trick. My sisters and I have been vegetarian / vegans for twenty plus years so we are signed up. Now, let’s talk about overpopulation!

  • animalfriend

    i’m meatfree for more than 35 years and i admire and love sir paul as a real true gentleman and artist!!!!!!

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  • http://www.meatlessmonday.com/ Sandy

    Going meatless on Mondays is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make a difference in the health of the environment. I work for a national non-profit public health campaign called Meatless Monday. Our campaign supports this idea of helping yourself and the environment by choosing healthier food options. If you are interested in finding great meatless recipes or learning more about the campaign, we urge you to check out http://www.meatlessmonday.com/ and http://nphw.blogspot.com/2008/04/friendly-foods-happy-planet.html. Also, feel free to email info@meatlessmonday.com with any questions. Small changes on an individual scale can make big changes globally.

  • parrish

    Sandy- Meatless Mondays kick butt! Thanks for chiming in.

  • https://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/meatless-mc-cartney-mondays Vadim

    Hey all,

    I thought this was a great idea and was inspired to start it on a local level.

    https://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/meatless-mc-cartney-mondays

    Here’s my campaign to start meat-free mondays for 150 people who want to participate.

    I’m a vegetarian myself so I’m gonna go vegan on Mondays to do my part. But overall I think this is a great idea and more people should participate.

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  • http://HOME-S-NOW.COM ANGELA SNOW

    I THINK IT IS AMAZING. I HOPE THAT IT HELPS PEOPLE BECOME MORE COMPASSIONATE AND AWARE OF WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON. HOPEFULLY MEAT FREE MONDAYS, WILL TURN INTO MEAT FREE LIVES. THERE WOULD BE ALOT MORE HAPPY ENERGETIC PEOPLE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY……HAPPY ANIMALS!!!

  • Sue

    I’m a vegetarian- I don’t eat meat “8 days a week” lol

    And I adore Sir Paul.

  • mister jingles

    I just love Sir Paul McCartney and his beautiful daughters! I’m veg since more than 40 years now!