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.

  • 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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