“By following Meat Free Monday, you not only help the planet but also eat in a more compassionate and health conscious way.”
Leona Lewis a singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the third series of the The X Factor in 2006. She has had nine top ten hits in the UK.
“The good thing about Meat Free Monday is that it takes little effort – you simply don’t eat meat on Mondays. The greater number of people who support this, the greater the impact on the planet!”
Lauren Laverne is a radio DJ, television presenter, author and singer.
“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imagine how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”
“Meat Free Mondays is a great idea. But if Mr McCartney and co try to initiate Chocolate Free Tuesdays I shall leave Britain.”
Matt Lucas is a comedian, actor and screenwriter, best known for his work in the television show Little Britain with David Walliams. Watch a video message from Matt Lucas here.
“Try it, you might like it … and the planet definitely will appreciate it.”
Woody Harrelson is an award-winning actor who has appeared in films including White Men Can’t Jump, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt, as well as Meat Free Monday’s own film One Day a Week.
“We all want to do our bit to help preserve the planet for future generations and Meat Free Monday makes it so simple and easy to do that!”
Emma Thompson is an award winning actress, comedian, screenwriter and author. Most famously she has starred in films such as Sense and Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing and Nanny McPhee.
Sir Richard Branson
“I love eating meat, but I love our planet even more, so I will join this campaign and stop eating meat at least one day a week.”
A flamboyant and competitive entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s with the setting up of Virgin Atlantic airways and Virgin music record label. He was knighted in 1999.
“I’m proud to support the Meat Free Monday campaign. I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years and think this is a brilliant and simple way to turn people on to the idea, even as a once-a-week experiment, and promote good health and the environmental benefits of vegetarian life at the same time.”
Laura Bailey is one of Britain’s leading models, the face of Jaguar and also works as a writer.
“A lot of people think of eating meat as a right but there’s no reason to eat meat every day – you can get all the nutrition you need by eating delicious veggie food. People should treat meat with more respect and appreciate where it comes from and the planetary and health costs involved.”
Victoria Pendleton is a World and Olympic Champion track cyclist.
“Trying to talk French people into having a meat free lunch is a bit like trying to have them quit red wine, but I have made the change myself so I won’t give up! It has opened my mind and made me a much fuller person. I have been a vegan for years now, it’s a lot easier than I thought and I love it.”
Initially a punk rocker and music journalist in London, Bruno Blum is a musician, artist and writer/musicologist based in Paris. His latest book, De Viandard à Végane, tells his life-long evolution from being a meat eater to going vegan.