What Do These Five British Celebs Have in Common?
Two of them are related. Two of them made their name in music, and two have a talent for fashion. But what all these compassionate stars share is a meat-free diet. That’s right – Stella McCartney, Morrissey, Vivienne Westwood, Paul McCartney and Alan Cumming are all vegetarian and proud!
Now, they’re going to be gracing Americans’ Christmas cards this holiday season as part of a limited-edition set of stamps launched by PETA US that honours famous vegetarians. The set also features celebrated plant-eaters from across the pond, including Ricky Martin, Pamela Anderson, Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix.
Dame Vivienne went vegetarian because she believes that we should “not consume but live in harmony” with the world. And Stella McCartney – who, like Westwood, refuses to use fur in her designs – credits her father with instilling vegetarian values in her. “One of the things I was taught growing up was, ‘Do unto others as you would have done to yourself’”, she says. “It’s a way of life.” Paul McCartney, of course, is well known for his kindness and coined the apt saying “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”
Morrissey famously titled The Smiths’ 1985 album Meat Is Murder, and he’s still playing the title track live on tour, while Scottish actor Alan Cumming, who famously blasted fur-wearers from onstage in Cabaret, thinks “killing to make or eat things is horrific”. We agree!
Although the Christmas stamps aren’t available in the UK, our free vegetarian/vegan starter kit is! So if you haven’t already made your diet animal-friendly, please follow these celebrities’ compassionate lead and order yours today:
Stella McCartney Image: © Mary McCartney