Meat Free in Manhattan
Meat Free Monday garnered some high-profile publicity among America’s beautiful people at Glamour’s Women of the Year awards this week, where Stella McCartney received a prize for her work in fashion and animal rights.
A meat-free option appeared on the dinner menu at the star-studded event in New York’s Carnegie Hall on 9 November, and the campaign was referred to in a speech by Olivia Harrison, who co-presented McCartney’s award along with fellow Beatle wives Yoko Ono and Barbara Starkey.
“If you go to dinner tonight and find a ‘Meat Free Monday’ option on your menu, thank Stella,” Harrison told an audience of 1,500, including Bill Clinton and Maria Shriver. “She’s asking people to choose one day a week totally free of meat in an attempt to slow down global warming.”