“If you love nature, support Meat Free Monday. It is good for your health, good for the health of the planet, good for animal welfare and it will help feed the starving. What a wonderful combination!”
Chris Darwin is a great great grandson of Charles Darwin. To help prevent a global mass extinction of species, Chris is working to inspire the Western World to eat less meat or fish.
“We are all looking for a way to make a contribution to the preservation of our planet. Having a Meat Free Monday is a great way to do your bit, while eating in a kinder and more conscious way.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning actress who has starred in films including Seven, Emma, Sliding Doors, A Perfect Murder, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Shallow Hal and Proof.
“Meat Free Monday is a simple idea which makes so much sense! By not eating meat at least one day a week we help the environment, save animals and improve our health. Try it, get your friends and family to try it and why not encourage your school to try it too?”
Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter who is known for presenting on BBC Radio 1, as well fronting TV shows like Tops of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon.
“I believe meat has so many toxins in it that your body never really manages to get rid of it. People believe that you have to have protein and bulk to give you energy, but fruit and vegetables are full of health. Your body processes these efficiently so they do the maximum good for you. You feel so well, light, supple, and full of energy.”
Dame Vivienne Westwood is an influential fashion designer and businesswoman who rose to fame in the late 1970s when her early designs helped shape the look of the punk rock movement.
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Hacker
“The malignant behaviour of mankind against our friends from the animal kingdom is one of the most unethical aspects permanently present in today’s world. I regard Meat Free Monday as an enormously important initiative towards more humanity and also for an improved health of human beings, animals and the whole planet.”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Hacker (University of Salzburg and Salzburg Federal Hospital) is a medical biologist, molecular morphologist and nutrition consultant who specialises in Frontier Questions of Medicine and Life. He has been awarded with a Grand Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria.
Wendy Turner Webster
“What a marvellous initiative Meat Free Monday is; A great start to the week for you, the animals and the environment. It’s a veggie burger no-brainer!”
Wendy Turner Webster is a journalist and television presenter, including of brand new show ‘Crafty Beggars’ on TLC.
“As an Italian, I grew up with a very mixed diet and I never ate meat every day. My mum would cook lots of pasta, bread, pulses, fish, vegetables and served a lot of ‘recycled delicacies’ with leftovers from previous meals. Today we are made to believe that it is all right to eat meat or fish every day, when in fact it is not – from a well-being point of view, and from an environmental point of view.”
Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri
“Changes in lifestyle and behaviour patterns can contribute to climate-change mitigation across all sectors. Individuals can make a difference in this regard is by altering their diets through consuming less meat – say by giving up meat at least one day a week. Reducing meat consumption in this manner will make individuals healthier, as well as the planet.”
Professor Hugh Montgomery
“There are many reasons to be a red-meat-reducer. As a professor of intensive care – and a middle-aged UK male – I’m all too aware that bowel cancer is my second biggest likely killer. Dying of bowel cancer is no fun – and eating less red meat and animal fat hugely reduces my risk. Meanwhile, it also happens to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So I’ve cut down on meat for the sake of my health, and that of my children.”
Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL, where he also directs the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance. He is a ‘London Leader’ in sustainability and founded ‘Project Genie’ (a schools’ climate change initiative).
Sir David King
“The carbon and water footprints associated with producing beef are about 20 times larger than maize production. Eating less meat will help the environment.”
Sir David King was the founding director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford and is Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS. He was the government’s chief scientific adviser and head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to December 2007. In that time, he raised the profile of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the £1bn Energy Technologies Institute.