Sir Paul McCartney along with his daughters Stella and Mary have called for schools in England to change guidance that makes it mandatory to serve fish, meat and dairy at school dinners.
They are asking for schoolchildren to be given the option of choosing vegan meals saying it’s kinder to the environment and fairer to animals.
In a statement, the McCartneys said: “No one needs to eat meat, so it shouldn’t be mandatory to serve it in schools. It’s time to revise the School Food Standards to help the planet, spare animals, and promote healthy eating.”
McCartney and his daughters have signed their names to a letter sent to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson organised by PETA.
The former Beatle who last week celebrated his 78th birthday has been a vegetarian since 1975.
In 1991 his late wife Linda set up her own successful range of vegetarian food products.