Target: Sir Paul McCartney
Goal: Thank legendary singer and animal advocate Paul McCartney for promoting vegetarianism
Longtime vegetarian and former Beatle Paul McCartney is once again using his celebrity to speak out for the betterment of animals. This time, the “Let It Be” singer has teamed up with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for an “online blitz” in which he is wearing a T-shirt that states “Eat No Fish.” The campaign also features a quote from McCartney saying, “Make it a Good Friday for animals—try vegetarian.”
Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian for decades, but he recalls an incident that made him realize that all life is precious. “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realized, ‘I am killing him—all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And something inside me clicked, I realized as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.” Sharing this candid story will help people realize that it is never too late to make the positive step up adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, which helps to saves the lives of countless animals while benefiting the environment.
McCartney, who has brought us classic songs like “Hey Jude,” “Blackbird” and “Jet,” has used his beautiful voice to promote kindness and the humane treatment of animals since the early-60s. He has fought against the slaughter of seals in Canada, campaigned to free an abused elephant in India and he even started a vegetarian food line with his wife Linda. Besides working with PETA, Sir Paul also supports Cruelty-Free International, Animal Defenders International and TigerTime. He famously stated that, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
Paul McCartney is arguably the most famous vegetarian on the planet and he continuously uses his fame to encourage his legions of fans to make positive choices that prioritize the welfare of all animals. Please take a moment to thank him for all of the important work he does for living things everywhere.
Dear Sir Paul McCartney,
I was pleased to learn that you had teamed up with PETA to promote a vegetarian diet by appearing in an “online blitz” wearing a T-shirt that states “Eat No Fish.” The accompanying message, “Make it a Good Friday for animals—try vegetarian,” will help raise awareness to the fact that fish are living creatures, not food.
You are inspiring your fans around the world to make positive choices that prioritize the welfare of animals. By working with PETA, Cruelty-Free International, Animal Defenders International and TigerTime you are continuously promoting kindness and the humane treatment of animals. Thank you for repeatedly using your beautiful voice to speak out for the betterment of all living things.
[Your Name Here]
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