Monday: Our New Favorite Day of the Week

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Paul McCartney

In an effort to push forward Sir Paul McCartney’s plan for “Meat-Free Mondays,” PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk has written to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to help turn the White House into a “green” house by adopting the global initiative.

In her letter, Ingrid points out that “on October 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. Today, the number of starving people in the world is on a par with the number of obese people in the U.S., and a restriction on meat and dairy-product intake could help tip those scales for the better.”

It’s enough to persuade even Bob Geldof that he does like Mondays.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind