Arnold Schwarzenegger: Eat less meat, save the planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Eat Less Meat, Save The Planet
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Eat Less Meat, Save The Planet

One of the most famous bodybuilders is recommending a vegetarian diet.

While attending the climate conference in Paris, Arnold Schwarzenegger told the BBC that eating meat poses a threat to the environment — but it's unrealistic to expect people to give it up cold turkey.

He said, "I think people would buy into maybe stop a day a week or two days a week. You to start slowly. You can't convince people to stop eating meat altogether. It's a very big challenge. It doesn't mean it shouldn't be done and you shouldn't be on that campaign, but it's a very hard thing to overcome."

The former Mr. Olympia explained at the conference that farming is responsible for about 28% of the world's CO2 emissions. He suggested terminating meat and dairy at least one or two days to curb growing greenhouse gases.

Many backed Arnold's idea but he also got a lot of beef for the recommendation.

Photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger through the years:

Not just because he spent most of the '70s eating any animal that was thrown his way...

But also over his rich and famous lifestyle. One Twitter user posted, "Asshole who took private jet to Paris says that my steak is causing global warming."

"We cannot keep saying to people, 'Don't drive this big car, don't burn the fireplace, don't fly an aeroplane.' It's not going to happen. You don't want to take people's joy away."

We don't know about that...but we support his vegetarian suggestions at least.

The former governor wrote a lengthy response to haters on his Facebook page in true Schwarzenegger fashion that reads in part, "To use one of the four-letter words all of you commenters love, I don't give a damn if you believe in climate change. I couldn't care less if you're concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn't matter to me which of us is right about the science.'

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