Queen guitarist Brian May and Beatles legend Paul McCartney have pledged support for Veganuary, an initiative seeking commitments by people to avoid eating meat for the month of January and then continue to be a vegetarian.
Veganuary posted on Facebook a statement by McCartney promising his support for the movement.
“I’ve been vegetarian for over 40 years and have stayed with it because I believe that every meat-free meal is a win for animals and the planet,” McCartney said. “This is why I started Meat Free Monday with my daughters Mary and Stella, and it’s also why I support Veganuary.”
He added, “We’re all trying to make the world a bit better, so why not sign up, take part, give it a go, and see how you feel? It could be the best thing you ever did.”
A message May posted on his Instagram page says, “Starting on the first of January I, this coming year I will be doing VEGANUARY, which means I will eat only vegan food for that month. After that, I will take a view on whether to continue or not.”
The guitarist added that he has already got the support of his friends – Matt Taylor, Project Scientist of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and Alex Milas, founder of Space Rocks, who are going to join him in the initiative.
Source: RTT Music News