Written by PETA
Remember Queen's classic pump-up hit "We Will Rock You"? Well, PETA U.K. has its own version, which its staffers recently taught to students at Great Missenden Church of England Combined School when they stopped by as part of their Meat-Free Monday outreach, now in its second year. Here's part of it (don't forget the "We Will Rock You"–style clapping and rhythm!):
Tomato pasta bake, orange-berry cake,Apple-mango shake, aubergine* pie,Spicy cashew roast, tofu strips on toast,Lentils cooked with cloves, crispy stir-fry!
Meat-Free, Meat-Free Monday!Meat-Free, Meat-Free Monday!
Catchy, huh? The "nippers" loved it.
The kids also learned a Meat-Free Monday rhyme, played a veggie-themed game, watched part of "Let's Ask the Animals," and helped prepare an easy Meat-Free Monday snack. They had a great time, but, most importantly, they learned the benefits of eating meatless meals.
Students all across the globe are enthusiastically taking part in the Meat-Free Monday movement. Schools in Helsinki, Finland, recently began celebrating a weekly vegetarian day, and schools in Baltimore have been hosting "Meatless Mondays" since last fall. New York City schools are currently considering a similar initiative as well. Sir Paul McCartney's efforts to push the campaign have helped put Meat-Free Monday on the international map.
And when Meat-Free Monday takes hold around the world, we'll start singing the praises of Tofu-Time Tuesday too. Or maybe Soy-Day Sunday …? What do you think?
Written by Heather Moore
*That's eggplant to you and me.
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