Via the NME:
Paul McCartney has written to ask Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare a national Vegetarian Day in the country.
The ex-Beatle urged Prime Minister Singh to introduce the meat-free day in order to celebrate compassion towards animals, reports the Press Association.
In the letter he wrote that a Vegetarian Day “would be a celebration of life”.
The UN food agency in 2003 estimated 42 per cent of India’s 1.2 billion people were vegetarian, due mostly to financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains do not eat meat.