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Argentina’s President says he will ditch meat on Mondays if Beatles star Paul McCartney plays for him. 

Alberto Fernández reportedly made the comment in a recent meeting with Argentine Vegan Union.

UVA set up a meeting with the politician to discuss a petition against the construction of factory farms across Argentina. So far, it had managed to garner more than 500,000 signatures. 

‘I’ll stop eating meat’

According to Buenos Aires Times, Fernández told the union: “If Paul McCartney plays Blackbird in my office… I’ll stop eating meat.”

However, UVA president Manuel Martí said in a later interview that Fernández showed ‘concern’ about how meat consumption impacts the planet.

Moreover, Martí says he’s contacted McCartney, and that the musician will send the President a letter asking him to implement no-meat Mondays.

“I hope Paul has the power to make him understand the necessity and importance of this,” he added.

Meat-free Mondays

Musician Paul McCartney and his daughters Mary and Stella created Meat-free Mondays back in 2009.

The campaign encourages people to ‘help slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources, and improve their health by having at least one plant-based day each week’.

It has received praise from a slew of celebs such as Billie Eilish and Ringo Starr.

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.