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Urge India's Prime Minister to Declare a National Vegetarian Day


Earlier this week, Sir Paul McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to honor animals by declaring January 12 as a national Vegetarian Day. This observance could help save animals, protect the environment and improve people’s health.

More than 40 percent of the 1.2 billion people who live in India do not eat meat. On the other hand, beef is a $73 billion a year industry in the United States, where many Americans eat almost 70 pounds of cow meat each year. By declaring a day to celebrate vegetarianism, India could set an example for the rest of the world to follow.

Please sign the petition and let Prime Minister Singh know you support McCartney’s idea of a “celebration of life – all life.” With a little luck, McCartney’s next letter will be addressed to the White House.

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Letter to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Paul McCartney recently sent you a letter asking for a national day to support vegetarianism in India. I strongly support his idea and urge you to declare such a day.

As McCartney wrote to you, “Such a declaration would save countless animals, reduce the environmental devastation caused by the meat industry and help participants clear their arteries and their consciences.”

By declaring a Vegetarian Day, you’ll set a fine precedent for the rest of the world to follow. McCartney said it would be a celebration of all life. Please show the world India’s compassion for animal life by declaring a national celebration of Vegetarian Day on January 12.

Thank you for your consideration.

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