Watch Glass Walls, Paul McCartney’s Case for Going Vegetarian

Paul McCartney became a vegetarian in 1975, thanks to his wife Linda, who campaigned for animal rights before it became fashionable, and later wrote internationally bestselling vegetarian cookbooks. Decades later, Sir Paul still remains committed to the cause, encouraging people to skip eating meat once a week — see his Meatless Mondays web site — and persuading figures like the Dalai Lama to walk the walk. Above you can watch the Paul McCartney-narrated film, Glass Walls. It works on his theory that “if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” That is, if you saw how most every carnivorous meal starts with absurd amounts of suffering suffering, you might question whether you personally want to support this.

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  • Sky says:

    I love meat, how it gets on my plate is not my concern. I am sure that the gazelle being eaten by the lion, alive, is suffering a bit, but the lion is not suddelny eating carrots.

  • Paul Tatara says:

    I say the same thing. They could be more humane how they do it in some instances, but we’re basically animals that are able to eat other animals. I lion wouldn’t pass on eating me, if he wanted to.

    • Dan Colman says:

      If you’re basically defending your habits by equating yourself with other animals, I can live with that. Give yourselves points for self-knowledge and honesty. Much better than some of the other arguments I hear.

      Hopefully a few others will set some higher goals for themselves. Somehow millions of people in, say, India, have managed to escape this (pardon the expression) “dog eat dog” kind of thinking. Culture can win out over crude biology.


  • Ronny says:

    Great article. While I will confess I have yet to completely eliminate meat from my diet, I eat it only rarely these days, and it hasn’t done me any harm. Why kill something when you don’t have to?

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