Arnold Schwarzenegger Urges People to Go Part-Time Vegetarian to Save the Planet

The Governator spoke at the Paris Climate Summit to talk about how people can change their eating habits to make an impact
Just because you’re a beefcake, doesn’t mean you should be a full-time beef-eater.

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Just because you’re a beefcake, doesn’t mean you should be a full-time beef-eater.

He once famously quipped, “You hit like a vegetarian” in reference to Sylvester Stallone, but Arnold Schwarzenegger may be changing his staunch carnivorous ways. The Governator recently spoke at the Paris Climate Summit this week to discuss ideas on how people can make a personal impact on climate change, and suggested going vegetarian once or twice a week.  According to Schwarzenegger, 28 percent of greenhouse gases come from eating meat as a result of livestock farming.

"People will buy in to stop eating meat one or two days a week — you have to start slowly,” he said at the summit. “It's a very big challenge but it doesn't mean it shouldn't be done."

He also suggested that aspiring bodybuilders don’t need to rely on meat to bulk up.

"You can get your protein many different ways," he told BBC News. "I have seen many bodybuilders and (weight) lifters that are vegetarians.”

Schwarzenegger responded to his harsh critics who doubted that a bodybuilder could hold such views with a rant on Facebook:

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“To use one of the four-letter words all of you commenters love, I don't give a d*** if you believe in climate change… A clean energy future is a wise investment, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either wrong, or lying. Either way, I wouldn't take their investment advice.”