Paul McCartney proposes “meat-free Mondays”

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is asking the UK to schedule “meat-free Mondays” to reduce carbon emissions. The ex-Beatle told The Grocer that the plan would make consumers more aware of the environmental impact of meat production. 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, who works out regularly at a gym, added:  “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.” A similar policy has proven to be a success in Australia.

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  1. Anon • June 23, 2008 @ 2:52 PM

    bahh another celebrity telling me about my eating habits. I really wish that paul mccartney would read up on his science. Many reports are on climate change by the way mr. mccartney, all are inconclusive.

  2. Angela • June 23, 2008 @ 3:42 PM

    Yes, but do you realize that meat-eating people are well less healthy then vegans, He’s not saying that you have to change your eating habits, he’s only making a sugestions and its not like its in the US, or Canada, no offense, but if you look at these two countries, the number of obese meat-eaters is staggering. It has already been proven successful, and if you think about it, all the meat that we eat really does contribute to well food shortage, the reduction of the rainforest, how else do they make room for the cattle to feed? We are feeding our earth to the animals just so we can eat them? I don’t know about anyone but why would we want to destroy the world to eat a burger…ewww and I tell you guys what, when I’m good and dead, and my children and children’s children are alive and kicking, well what are they going to have? Not to much and that really is not a good feeling, but anyways waay off topic, he’s not dictating how you should eat, besides one day of eating veg healthy is not going to kill anyone, it will probably make you live longer, make you healthier, and save the world, how can any one argue with that?

  3. tammy • June 23, 2008 @ 5:20 PM

    I actually just read a book about how bad meat and dairy is for you and I’ve never really been a big meat eater anyway so I stopped eating meat, drinking milk,having yogurt, cheese and eggs are next on my list and I have to say I have lost weight, I have more energy and I just feel healthier in general….I don’t think it’ll kill people to not eat meat for one day and maybe if you do it for a couple of weeks you’ll see and feel the difference…

  4. Anon • June 23, 2008 @ 5:48 PM

    Eating meat is bad for the environment if you eat the wrong types. there are “good meats” and bad meats. A lot of people are becoming vegetarian- but not necessarily healthier because they lack the proteins to work their bodies. They supplement typically with soy. Lets remember that the majority of the rainforest is being chopped down to farm soy and such supplements as well. So eat what you need and dont overeat. Obesity is not because of meat, its because of people making bad choices and overeating.

  5. Poppa John's in Exile • June 23, 2008 @ 5:56 PM

    I only refrain from eating meat on Good Friday. End of story. I do not care what “Sir” Paul has to say about this or any other topic. Just shut the f*%k up and play some rock n’ roll!!!!
    Have a Big Fat Porterhouse with some blood pudding, Paul, you look really weak, man!!!

  6. tributegirl • June 23, 2008 @ 8:42 PM

    I won’t refrain from eating meat on ANY day! And those who don’t like that, fine, THEY don’t have to eat meat, but they aren’t gonna tell ME what to do!

  7. Nancy • June 23, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

    Totally agree Tributegirl. I also agree with Anon on July 23 @ 5:48 pm. Portioned lean meats are very good for you, low in fat and calories and high in protein, also your ONLY food source of vitamin B12. Protein is your best source of fuel(energy). If you’re feeling very energetic Tammy, you must be eating protein/energy bars! Be sure to buy a bottle of B12 dots. Vegetarians and vegans like to believe that they are healthier than meat eaters…but they are not. Lord only knows what the manufacturers have added into the B12 and other vitamins that non-meat eaters have to take??? Portioned lean cuts of meat do not make people obese…SUGAR, FAT and STARCH do that! Yogurt is a natural antibiotic..nothing wrong with that, and it is also low-fat and can be purchased sugar-free. Cheese is very fattening. You want to lose weight? Protein and water..lean cuts of meat and ONLY ‘green’ veggies…trust me, it works! For those who don’t want to wipe out the world…stop swatting at and killing BEES…they do ALL of the POLLINATING!!!

  8. Gary in Indiana • June 24, 2008 @ 3:53 AM

    I agree with you 100%, tributegirl! I normally have no time for celebrities who would tell me how to live my life, but when someone like McCartney speaks out, people should listen!! Starting next week, “meat-free Mondays” are on!!!

  9. tributegirl2 • June 24, 2008 @ 12:37 PM

    Thanks, Gary! People really need to be more sensible when it comes to these things…

  10. tributegirl • June 24, 2008 @ 1:14 PM

    What do you mean Gary? You agree with me 100% but say we should listen to Paul McCartney? That’s not what I said, I said that I won’t refrain from eating meat on any day. I’ll eat meat whenever I want.
    I’ve switched to the new low energy lightbulbs, I hang my clothes on a clothesline to dry, but when it comes to meat, I’ll eat what I want, when I want.

  11. roflmao • June 24, 2008 @ 1:48 PM

    that’s a good idea

  12. Nancy • June 24, 2008 @ 2:24 PM

    Tributegirl: Double had posted another lame comment under your name and Gary responded to it..:)

  13. tributegirl • June 24, 2008 @ 4:12 PM

    Oh, tribute must have deleted it, I didn’t see it.

  14. tributegirl • June 24, 2008 @ 4:42 PM

    LMAO!!!!! You said it!

  15. Nancy • June 25, 2008 @ 11:05 PM

    Tammy told me on here the other day not to believe everything I read…now she comes on here talking about how she just read a book about how bad meat and dairy are for you so she stopped eating meat and next is dairy….???? Doesn’t really make sense does she?

  16. Arnold • June 25, 2008 @ 11:24 PM

    Hey Nancy I read a book about how reading is bad for you. SO I ate the book.
    How are you?

  17. Nancy • June 25, 2008 @ 11:41 PM

    Arnold! I’m great…still magnetizing…BIG TIME!! Amazing everyday what latches onto me. So, if you ate the book, that must mean that all this time you have been hospitalized for all that ink poisoning? LMAO Seriously though, I thought maybe Britney ran you over!

  18. tammy • June 26, 2008 @ 10:00 AM

    Hey nancy I wish you would read the whole comment that I wrote then you would know that I didn’t eat meat before I read the book anyway…and there are things that I read that I don’t believe and other things I do…

  19. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 3:38 PM

    You must have read the one that says “thinking is bad for you”.

  20. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 3:39 PM

    Tammy, I DID read what you wrote and you said, “I’ve never really been a big meat eater”…but you still WERE a meat eater! I cannot stand liars, personally!! Don’t think you’re a liar? Go archive back this June 17 and read your posts about how you “just love Big Mac’s and salmon” and then you spoke of reading a book called ‘Skinny b___h’, except you said the full word that is blanked out when you should be minding those 10 year olds!!

  21. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 9:55 PM


  22. tammy • June 27, 2008 @ 12:40 PM

    Ya when I DID eat meat it was big macs and salmon…repeat when I did eat meat…

  23. Nancy • July 10, 2008 @ 7:41 PM

    Mmmmmmm….How about a BIG MAC, Tammy?

  24. Nancy • July 19, 2008 @ 12:23 AM

    2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!

    Hmmmm…….I’ve always kinda wondered what exactly is in the SPECIAL SAUCE….could you possibly tell us, Tammy?? 😀 LMFAO!

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