One of music’s most prominent herbivores, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] is taking his activism for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) global by asking the people of India to declare a National Vegetarian Day.
McCartney is promoting the idea of a meat-less day to celebrate meat-free living and to show compassion towards animals. Would you chomp down on carrots instead of a hamburger if McCartney helped declare a National Vegetarian Day?
PETA confirms McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promoting the idea of a meat-free day saying it would help save animals while protecting the environment and people’s health at the same time.
His letter said “it would be a celebration of life.”
An estimated 42 percent of India’s 1.2 billion population are vegetarians, due to religious or financial circumstances and strict Hindus and Jains don’t eat meat.
If such an influential and looked up to musician promoted a National Vegetarian Day, would you trade in your juicy burger for a plate of veggies for a day?