WATCH: Paul McCartney Takes Meatless Mondays to Parliament
Sir Paul McCartney is taking his Meatless Mondays campaign to another level, as he recently spoke before the European Parliament urging everyone to eliminate meat one day a week from their diets.
Not only does the elimination of meat protect animals, but it’s also a huge factor in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The former Beatles musician believes not only can we prevent global warming as individuals, but also if the government takes part.
For years, McCartney has been a vegetarian and believed in treating animals kindly. He’s adamant that Meatless Mondays can transform the environment – for the better.
For example, we can lessen emissions by saying “no” to meat once during the week. McCartney says the production of food accounts for 20 to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock production makes up half of those emissions.
“For your people, for their children and for the planet they will inherit – go meat-free one day,” McCartney said.