Paul McCartney Backs ‘Meat Free Monday’ Campaign

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.18.14 in News

Longtime animal rights activist Paul McCartney — a guy who once explained his vegetarianism to Lisa Simpson and asked the Dalai Lama why he eats steak — has added the Meat Free Monday campaign to his ever-expanding list of international charities and causes. Offering his support through the YouTube video below (via Rolling Stone), the former Beatle said, “Hi there, Paul speaking. Listen, I need your help. All I want you to do is just log in on and pledge your support to the idea of Meat Free Mondays. That’s all you need to do, I need your help. Please do it. We’ll send all these pledges to the politicians and then they’ll do something about it.”

One of the reasons for McCartney’s urgent plea is the climate change meeting the United Nations is holding in New York next Tuesday, their first since an ill-fated Copenhagen summit in 2009. As Meat Free Monday organizers explain on their site, “We want the leaders to commit NOW to agreeing an ambitious climate treaty at the COP 21 Conference in Paris next year. Let’s show them our commitment to reducing global emissions by making one small and easy change – skipping meat for one day a week. Show your support below by pledging to go meat free on Mondays and together let’s urge world leaders to act!”