Celebrities like Paul McCartney and Chris Packham among stars are urging people to ditch meat and dairy in 2021 to fight climate change and avoid another pandemic. James Tapper, the Guardian. December 2020.
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A host of musicians, actors and sports stars have joined up with businesses and environmental groups in what they hope will be a successful push to get more people to ditch meat, fish and dairy in the new year.
Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace have written an open letter, signed by celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais, Lily Cole and Alan Cumming, calling for people to change their diet for “Veganuary” next month. “We cannot tackle climate change while we farm and eat animals on an industrial scale,” the group has said.
Other signatories include Chris Packham, the environmental campaigner and TV presenter, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, cricketer Jason Gillespie, businesswoman Deborah Meaden and comedians John Bishop, Sara Pascoe and Jon Richardson.
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