6-year-old calls on schools to reduce meat after watching David Attenborough film

Read Time:   |  2nd November 2020

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Six-year-old Bruno Serrano from Kent is urging schools to adopt a weekly meat-free day after watching David Attenborough's new film.


Six-year-old student Bruno Serrano from Canterbury, Kent has written a letter to Kent County Council, urging local schools to adopt a weekly meat-free day in order to help the environment.

Bruno was inspired by David Attenborough’s newest film ‘A Life On Our Planet’, which boldly discussed the impact of eating meat on the environment. The six-year-old also wrote to Sir David himself about the proposition that schools take action to reduce children’s meat intake.

His inspiring letter includes:

“We the children want to have a meat-free day because we want to help wildlife.

“Wildlife is dying. Humans are taking over the world!”

‘Spread it as far as possible’

Speaking to local news site KentOnline, Bruno’s mother Ruth said: “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.”

‘We must change our diet’

Attenborough’s film seems to be changing the way we look at meat and has already encouraged several high-profile people to change their diets, such as Thor actress Kat Dennings, and journalist Claudia Tanner.

Although Sir David does still eat a small amount of meat, he argues in the film: “We must change our diet. The planet can’t support billions of meat-eaters.

“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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