Sir Paul McCartney supports the new Pro-Vegetarian... - Friday 16th November 2012

Sir Paul McCartney supports the new Pro-Vegetarian PETA UK Campaign - 'Celebrate Life' The former Beatle appears in a brand-new PETA UK campaign, in which he shows off an "Eat No Turkey" T-shirt below the words "Celebrate Life This Holiday Season. Go Vegetarian". When McCartney sat down to record his narration for PETA's video exposé of the meat industry called 'Glass Walls' - "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian" - he also shared what his family eats for the holidays, "We eat a veggie roast at home, so if we have traditional moments like Christmas … the roast is perfect. It's completely vegetarian, but I can slice it, so I can do all my traditional dad things. We can do our family stuff with it, and it's delicious, so I much prefer that to my memory of turkey". Every year, almost 10 million turkeys are slaughtered in the UK for Christmas dinners alone. In nature, turkeys are protective and loving parents as well as spirited explorers who can climb trees and run as fast as 25 miles per hour. The majority of turkeys chosen to be slaughtered for food are crammed into filthy warehouses where disease, smothering and heart attacks are common. Turkeys are drugged and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. Sir Paul McCartney is part of a long list of celebrities, including John Bishop, Pamela Anderson, Owain Yeoman, Joss Stone and Alicia Silverstone to name but a few, who have teamed up with PETA UK to promote healthy, humane and Earth-friendly vegetarian meals. The "Eat No Turkey" T-shirt is available to purchase at petacatalog.com and for more information, including ideas for animal-free holiday recipes, please visit PETA.org.uk. London, England - November 2012 This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify and to hold WENN and its directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), or any causes of action or allegation against WENN arising out of or connected in any way with publication of the material. Supplied by (1 image)

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