Meat Free Monday: Paul McCartney celebrates 10th anniversary of his campaign with Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Reese Witherspoon and other stars

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Meat Free Monday: Paul McCartney celebrates 10th anniversary of his campaign with Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Reese Witherspoon and other stars

Celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry and Reese Witherspoon have taken to social media to celebrate ten years of Meat Free Monday.Meat Free Monday is an initiative started by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney to encourage people to go veggie on Mondays to help save animals and the environment.Sir Paul's late wife Linda, who passed away in 1998, was a strong advocate for animal rights and vegetarianism, establishing the Linda McCartney Foods company in 1991. A number of stars have celebrated the anniversary of Meat Free Monday on Instagram, with many posting videos and pictures to social media.Tom Hanks, Ringo Starr, Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Ellie Goulding and more are also reportedly set to support campaign’s tenth anniversary.Sir Paul McCartney himself kicked off the tributes with a spoken word guitar solo video he posted to Instagram, in which he said, “It’s a simple idea that people have caught onto. They love it, we love it, the planet loves it, everybody loves it, the animals love it. It’s Meat Free Monday - happy 10 years!"> View this post on Instagram> > It’s a simple idea that people have caught onto. They love it, we love it, the planet loves it, everybody loves it, the animals love it. It’s MeatFreeMonday! Happy 10 years! 🎉💚 MFMCountMeIn PaulMcCartney> > A post shared by Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) on Jun 17, 2019 at 9:48am PDTStars have since joined the conversation with the hashtag MFMCountMeIn to celebrate the brand, discussing the importance of reducing meat consumption in an effort to help the environment. Katy Perry> View this post on Instagram> > This meal is BEEF-free MeatFreeMonday 🍔♥️🍟 YNTCDmusicvideo Link in Stories> > A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Jun 17, 2019 at 5:39am PDTPerry and her fiancee Bloom were among stars who celebrated the campaign.While promoting her former nemesis Taylor Swift’s music video You Need To Calm Down, she posted an image of the pair hugging with Perry dressed ironically as a hamburger. She captioned the post “This meal is BEEF-free” and hashtagged it MeatFreeMonday. Orlando BloomOn his Instagram stories Bloom said, “Happy birthday Meat Free Monday! As someone who loves animals - well, all beings really, I think generations to come are going to look at us and go, ‘Can you believe they used to eat meat? That’s crazy.’”He continued, “Happy birthday, you meat free lovers.” Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon also joined the party and proved herself Instagram savvy with a rainbow grid filter, posting a video in which said, “You can count me in! It’s a great way to help the planet.” Chris Martin and Coldplay> View this post on Instagram> > Happy 10th birthday to MeatFreeMonday! MFMCountMeIn Love c, w, g, j & p> > A post shared by Coldplay (@coldplay) on Jun 17, 2019 at 2:38pm PDTColdplay’s Chris Martin also spoke on behalf of the band and said in an Instagram video, “Happy birthday to Meat Free Monday! It’s an amazing idea and uh, the fact that we are encouraged to think about where our meat comes from and how much we consume can only be a good thing for us, for animals and the planet.” Kate Moss and Twiggy Lawson> View this post on Instagram> > Happy Birthday Meat Free Monday from @katemossagency 🖤. … MFMCountMeIn> > A post shared by Kate Moss Agency (@katemossagency) on Jun 17, 2019 at 1:46am PDTSupermodel Kate Moss lent her support, with Moss posting an understated video from her agency’s account in which she simply said, “Happy birthday, Meat Free Monday!” Twiggy Lawson> View this post on Instagram> > Happy 10th Birthday @meatfreemonday ! Together we can make such a difference 🎁 🥦🥕🥥🥑🥒🌽🍠🥬🍅🥔🥝🎉 • • • MFMCountMeIn meatfreemondays> > A post shared by Twiggy (@twiggylawson) on Jun 17, 2019 at 8:13am PDTLawson’s on the other hand was longer and full of vegetable emojis, as she said in a video, “Happy tenth birthday meat free monday, keep your mondays full of veggies and help keep our planet safe.”Lawson describes herself as an "animal lover" in her Instagram bio. Alec Baldwin and Kevin Nealon> View this post on Instagram> > Meat free Monday!!> > A post shared by Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwininsta) on Jun 17, 2019 at 1:06pm PDTAlec Baldwin also posted a video to Instagram alongside actor Kevin Nealon, in which the pair urged everyone to “participate in meat free Monday”. Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis> View this post on Instagram> > Happy Meat Free Monday! Reducing our meat intake will help save our precious planet 🌎 Let’s do this.. MFMCountMeIn @annabellewallis> > A post shared by Isla Fisher (@islafisher) on Jun 16, 2019 at 9:16pm PDTActors Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis posted a joint video to Instagram in which Fisher said, "Reducing our meat intake will help preserve our planet and the animals we share it with.” Nile Rodgers> View this post on Instagram> > Happy Birthday, MeatFreeMonday! MFMCountMeIn> > A post shared by Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) on Jun 17, 2019 at 7:44am PDTNile Rodgers proved he remains one of the smoothest men alive with a captivating Meat Free Monday video, in which he said, “I just wanna say happy birthday Meat Free Monday. Reducing our meat intake is such a great thing to do to preserve our planet and the animals we share with it.”He signed the message off with a kiss and repeated, “Happy birthday Meat Free Monday.” Gabrielle Aplin> View this post on Instagram> > Happy 10th anniversary @meatfreemonday! 🥗🍆🥝🥬🥥🍓🍍 meatfreemonday MFMCountMeIn> > A post shared by Gabrielle Aplin (@gabrielleaplin) on Jun 17, 2019 at 4:54am PDTVegan singer Gabrielle Aplin posted a longer video to Instagram in which she thanked Meat Free Monday for “inspiring the way I live my life now”. She continued, “Even if you’re not veggie, or vegan, or plant-based, reducing our meat and dairy consumption even for just one day a week has a positive impact on our planet, the animals we share it with and our own personal health.” Stella McCartney> View this post on Instagram> > Join me today in celebrating ten years of MeatFreeMonday! This important awareness campaign brings us all together to refrain from eating meat and dairy for just one day a week. It's easy to do, and together we can make great change, which is so needed xx ⁣ ⁣ MFMCountMeIn> > A post shared by Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) on Jun 17, 2019 at 6:59am PDTDesigner Stella McCartney, whose brand is famed for its animal-free to fashion, posted a surreal video from inside a tree trunk. The designer declared that “our planet needs us more than ever” and said, “Join me today in celebrating ten years of MeatFreeMonday! This important awareness campaign brings us all together to refrain from eating meat and dairy for just one day a week. It's easy to do, and together we can make great change, which is so needed.”To learn more about the Meat Free Monday initiative, you can head to their website here and make a donation here, which will be used to "fund education resources, marketing, research, cooking workshops and special events".

Celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry and Reese Witherspoon have taken to social media to celebrate ten years of Meat Free Monday.

Meat Free Monday is an initiative started by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney to encourage people to go veggie on Mondays to help save animals and the environment.

Sir Paul's late wife Linda, who passed away in 1998, was a strong advocate for animal rights and vegetarianism, establishing the Linda McCartney Foods company in 1991.

A number of stars have celebrated the anniversary of Meat Free Monday on Instagram, with many posting videos and pictures to social media.

Tom Hanks, Ringo Starr, Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Ellie Goulding and more are also reportedly set to support campaign’s tenth anniversary.

Sir Paul McCartney himself kicked off the tributes with a spoken word guitar solo video he posted to Instagram, in which he said, “It’s a simple idea that people have caught onto. They love it, we love it, the planet loves it, everybody loves it, the animals love it. It’s Meat Free Monday - happy 10 years!"

Stars have since joined the conversation with the hashtag #MFMCountMeIn to celebrate the brand, discussing the importance of reducing meat consumption in an effort to help the environment.

Katy Perry

Perry and her fiancee Bloom were among stars who celebrated the campaign.

While promoting her former nemesis Taylor Swift’s music video You Need To Calm Down, she posted an image of the pair hugging with Perry dressed ironically as a hamburger. She captioned the post “This meal is BEEF-free” and hashtagged it #MeatFreeMonday.

Orlando Bloom

(@orlandobloom / Instagram)

On his Instagram stories Bloom said, “Happy birthday Meat Free Monday! As someone who loves animals - well, all beings really, I think generations to come are going to look at us and go, ‘Can you believe they used to eat meat? That’s crazy.’”

He continued, “Happy birthday, you meat free lovers.”

Reese Witherspoon

(@reesewitherspoon / Instagram)

Reese Witherspoon also joined the party and proved herself Instagram savvy with a rainbow grid filter, posting a video in which said, “You can count me in! It’s a great way to help the planet.”

Chris Martin and Coldplay

Coldplay’s Chris Martin also spoke on behalf of the band and said in an Instagram video, “Happy birthday to Meat Free Monday! It’s an amazing idea and uh, the fact that we are encouraged to think about where our meat comes from and how much we consume can only be a good thing for us, for animals and the planet.”

Kate Moss and Twiggy Lawson

Supermodel Kate Moss lent her support, with Moss posting an understated video from her agency’s account in which she simply said, “Happy birthday, Meat Free Monday!”

Twiggy Lawson

Lawson’s on the other hand was longer and full of vegetable emojis, as she said in a video, “Happy tenth birthday meat free monday, keep your mondays full of veggies and help keep our planet safe.”

Lawson describes herself as an "animal lover" in her Instagram bio.

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Nealon

Alec Baldwin also posted a video to Instagram alongside actor Kevin Nealon, in which the pair urged everyone to “participate in meat free Monday”.

Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis

Actors Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis posted a joint video to Instagram in which Fisher said, "Reducing our meat intake will help preserve our planet and the animals we share it with.”

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers proved he remains one of the smoothest men alive with a captivating Meat Free Monday video, in which he said, “I just wanna say happy birthday Meat Free Monday. Reducing our meat intake is such a great thing to do to preserve our planet and the animals we share with it.”

He signed the message off with a kiss and repeated, “Happy birthday Meat Free Monday.”

Gabrielle Aplin

Vegan singer Gabrielle Aplin posted a longer video to Instagram in which she thanked Meat Free Monday for “inspiring the way I live my life now”. She continued, “Even if you’re not veggie, or vegan, or plant-based, reducing our meat and dairy consumption even for just one day a week has a positive impact on our planet, the animals we share it with and our own personal health.”

Stella McCartney

Designer Stella McCartney, whose brand is famed for its animal-free to fashion, posted a surreal video from inside a tree trunk. The designer declared that “our planet needs us more than ever” and said, “Join me today in celebrating ten years of #MeatFreeMonday! This important awareness campaign brings us all together to refrain from eating meat and dairy for just one day a week. It's easy to do, and together we can make great change, which is so needed.”

To learn more about the Meat Free Monday initiative, you can head to their website here and make a donation here, which will be used to "fund education resources, marketing, research, cooking workshops and special events".