Headed by Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney, Meat Free Monday is looking forward to reaching new audiences. Meat Free Monday has had an incredible response. Some of the world’s leading authorities on climate change have endorsed meat reduction as an effective way of fighting global warming, including former US Vice President Al Gore. A host of celebrities and high profile chefs support the campaign, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Oliver, and Sir Richard Branson. On six continents, in over 35 countries and 23 languages, people have taken the pledge to go Meat Free on Monday, making eating for a healthier lifestyle and planet a worldwide movement.
Q: You’re passionate about animals.
A: You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
Q: You’re quite vocal about being vegetarian.
A: If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
Q: How can people help the planet?
A: If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. It just takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, and cruelty. I think globally and act locally.
Q: You also care about endangered species.
A: It’s time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
Q: You have a new tour this year. Why are you still traveling and performing?
A: Why would I retire? To sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I’d rather be out playing.
Q: Do you practice a religion?
A: I am not religious, but I am spiritual.
Q: I hear you are into natural medicine.
A: I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I make use of them often.
Photos, top to bottom: Mary McCartney, Mj Kim