McCartney: 'Bambi Made Me Fight For Animal Rights'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY credits classic animated Disney characters BAMBI and DUMBO with spurring him on to champion animal rights.

The former BEATLE, who is a strict vegetarian and supporter of pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), realised cruelty inflicted on animals was wrong when he saw the way humans behaved in the Disney cartoons.

He says, "If you think of Bambi, it's mum gets killed by a hunter and I think that made me grow up thinking hunting isn't cool.

"You look through a lot of these great stories: Dumbo - his mum is quite badly treated.

"Kids, as I once was, have grown up feeling it's a bad idea to be cruel to animals."


Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Bambi - Dumbo - Beatles


More Sir Paul Mccartney

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer

After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit...

Sir Paul McCartney Spits A Rap To Promote Meat Free Monday Campaign

British legend Sir Paul McCartney is known for being an extremely talented musician and singer, which he has frequently demonstrated throughout his 50-year career with...

Finding Fela Movie Review

While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with...

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge...


Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and...

Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig

On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden

Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden...

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...



Stu's picture


Perhaps Mr McCartney would benefit from seeing an animated film explaining that fiction and fact tend to differ?Perhaps Mr McCartney also believes that elephants can fly?
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

8 years 10 months ago
View Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All