Make yours a meat-free Monday

What a difference a day makes

London – 19 July 2010

If everyone in Britain stopped eating meat for just one day a week, it would reduce greenhouse gases by the equivalent of taking five million cars off the road. Wow!

I just discovered this fab Animal Aid video, with music by Moby, which explains how. Watch and enjoy:

Make yours a meat-free Monday.


According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the farming and slaughtering of animals rates as one of the top three causes of all the major environmental problems confronting the world.

These include land degradation, climate change, air pollution and water shortages. According to a landmark 2006 FAO report, animal farming is responsible for 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the entire transport sector combined.

The message of Animal Aid’s film is that, if everyone in the UK gave up eating meat for just one day a week, this would result in greenhouse gas emission reductions equivalent to taking more than five million cars off the road.

More information about meat-free days and how you can make a difference, see here: