Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney spoke to Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on BBC Radio 4 about his campaign Meat Free Monday and fame.
Sir Paul told the Today programme that the idea for Meat Free Monday came came about
“with the UN saying that livestock is a bigger demon to global warning than the whole of the transport industry put together. This wasn’t coming from a vegetarian society but the UN”.
“So I wrote to Gordon Brown, the heads of countries and asked them what they thought of the idea. Since then it has caught on…. It’s not a veggie idea, it’s a planet idea.“
Source: Sir Paul McCartney: Fame ‘is a weight I’m happy to carry’ - BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme
Date: 6 May 2010
Source: Paul McCartney discusses fame and vegetarianism on BBC Radio 4’s Today program – Goldmine Magazine
Date: 9 May 2010