by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Eats
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“It’s ok to just give up meat for one day, it doesn’t make you a vegetarian if you hate vegetarians, it doesn’t make you a cranky, hemp wearing pot smoker. It’s alright, it’s allowed – it doesn’t make you a kind of the person you don’t want to be. It just means you are doing something positive.”

“If everyone gave it up on a Monday it would be more effective than everyone stopping driving their car on a Monday. We are not perfect. It’s so important to get that across because it’s like oh, those bloody Maccas, talking again about not killing cows! It is boring. But the reality is, I like to think I am trying to do my little bit. I will turn off a light when I leave a room; I will turn off a socket if I don’t want to be using the socket. And those are tiny little things.”

– Stella McCartney speaking with the UK Telegraph on her family’s new campaign to get people to go meat-free one day a week.

UK Telegraph via Vegetarian Star

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Stimp

    Damn! I was thinking hemp-wearing pot smoker might be just the right lifestyle shift for me. Now I find out it’s not that easy.

  • Rachelle

    As a cranky, hemp wearing pot smoker,,,I’m deeply offended. LOLOL! Kidding. I’m not cranky at all. LOL!

  • VeggieTart

    I am cranky, but I don’t touch drugs except for caffeine and acetaminophen (for migraines).

  • Antonio

    She sounds too apologetic, this not the way to convince people to turn away from animal exploitation.

  • Get Technical

    I am cranky. Should I start smoking something to feel better?

  • herwin

    most cranky hemp wearing pot smokers i know are not vegetarian at all. why putting down vegetarians in order to promote a meatles monday ? (which is a very positive action but if talking about “killing cows” is a taboo for a meatless monday,this brilliant meatless monday looses some of its core value) indeed it sounds a bit apologetic.

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  • kathryn

    I don’t eat meat 6 days a week and only eat it on Monday because this quote of hers was my introduction to Meat Free Mondays and it ticked me off.
    You don’t have to be a hemp wearing pot-smoker, but you can be a spoiled rich brat