Skip to comments.McCartney and Yoko push 'meat-free Mondays'
Posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by traumer
LONDON (AFP) Beatles legend and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney was joined by John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono Monday to launch an appeal for "meat-free Mondays."
McCartney said going vegetarian, even for just one day a week, was good for the environment because of research suggesting it cuts greenhouse gas emissions from the world's livestock population.
"I thought this was a great idea. To just reduce your meat intake maybe by one day a week and this would seriously benefit the planet," he told reporters, alongside Ono and a bevy of other stars including Kelly Osbourne and Moby.
Lennon's widow -- famously blamed for splitting up the Beatles, but clearly reconciled and on good terms with McCartney now -- added: "Give up one day and then it will be two days maybe. It's a very, very intelligent idea."
In a video on his website, McCartney noted that the campaign had already been launched in the United States and Australia.
"It?s kind of easy to do. You?ve had too much over the weekend anyway and you?re all running down to the gym to try and work it off so just have a meat-free Monday," he said.
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Two pieces of crap don’t make a rose.
Back in the day, we used to have “meat free Fridays”. But, Vatican II took care of that. I suspect this will be met with the same fate.
What a circus......
I’m thinking about giving up insects 50 weeks out of the year. Not all insects. Just the beetles.
So says rich people that can afford anything they want. Please....just go back to your $15,000 a day retreats.
With Obama spending our money like it was his, we may soon have more then one day a week without meat mayhap days without food. ;-)
I vow to give up Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono forever, OK?
Now go away you morons. You are has-beens.
Apparently they are late to the party. Many Christians have been doing meatless Fridays a long time before Yoko and John were ever around.
Although maybe they don’t like it because it wasn’t started to be vegetarian, it was to prop up the local economy in the Italian fish markets.
Somebody should tell them that Friday night is pizza night. It might give them a leg up.
When was Yoko an ‘Is now’?
Go ahead, Yoko and Paul. You’re free to follow whatever dietary restrictions you want. Just leave us out of it.
Lots of families in the UK enjoy the Sunday roast and Monday is a day for left overs.
Paul, I will give up meat one day a week if you eat meat one day a week.
If the world’s livestock populations are emitting all that dangerous greenhouse gas, shouldn’t we be doing the earth a favor and eating MORE of them. ;-)
I knew a girl who was a vegetarian but sure liked the bone.
Meat free Mondays are fine with me, but what is the Veggie free day? How about veggie free Thursdays? Cow only Tuesday’s? Pork and cream Wednesdays? Lets gave some real diversity here. Its for the children don’t you know.
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