Paul McCartney urges India to declare vegetarian day

2011-01-04 14:25

Outspoken vegetarian Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and compassion toward animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying such a day could save animals while helping to protect both the environment and people’s health.

McCartney’s letter says “it would be a celebration of life”.

The UN food agency in 2003 estimated that 42% of India’s 1.2 billion people were vegetarian, due mostly to financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains do not eat meat.

Singh’s office could not immediately confirm receipt of McCartney’s letter.

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