6-Year-Old Urges Schools To Reduce Meat After Watching David Attenborough’s New Film, A Life on Our Planet
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FROM PlantBasedNews.org
November 2020

Bruno Serrano is calling on schools to adopt a meat-free day, after being inspired by 'A Life On Our Planet'

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Some schools already participate in meat-free Mondays to help reduce meat intake Credit: Adobe.

A six-year-old student is urging schools in his area to help the environment by reducing their meat intake.

Bruno Serrano, from Canterbury, England, was inspired to help the environment after watching David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet.

Serrano has written to Kent County Council, and Attenborough himself, proposing schools introduce a weekly meat-free day.

‘Wildlife is dying’

“We the children want to have a meat-free day because we want to help wildlife,” his letter reads. “Wildlife is dying. Humans are taking over the world!”

Speaking to KentOnline, Serrano’s mother Ruth Linklater says: “Bruno’s school is very positive and supportive about [his] letter.

“He started doing the maths of how many schools there might be in Kent, and how many people might get involved with this, and asked me to help spread it as far as possible.”

Linklater added that while her son eats meat – he is ‘most definitely’ up for reducing the amounts he consumes.

‘A Life On Our Planet’

Although David Attenborough is not vegan himself – he does promote a plant-based diet in his latest film A Life On Our Planet.

The film looks at the environmental changes that have happened on Earth over Sir David’s lifetime, and has resulted in several high-profile people changing their diets.

Newspaper journalist Claudia Tanner says the film has helped her break her ‘cheese addiction’ and go vegan.

Similarly, Thor star Kat Dennings says the documentary is pushing her towards a plant-based diet.

‘We must change our diet’

“We must change our diet. The planet can’t support billions of meat-eaters,” Attenborough says in the film.

“If we [adopt] a mostly plant-based diet, we could increase the yield of the land. We have an urgent need for free land… Nature is our biggest ally.”

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