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Let it be meat-free, says McCartney

Published 04/01/2011 | 11:36

Paul McCartney has urged India to declare a national vegetarian day
Paul McCartney has urged India to declare a national vegetarian day

Paul McCartney has urged India to declare a national vegetarian day to celebrate meat-free living and compassion toward animals.

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He wrote to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the move could save animals while helping to protect both the environment and people's health.

The letter said "it would be a celebration of life".

The UN food agency in 2003 estimated 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.

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