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Paul McCartney’s New Ad for PETA!

Written by PETA | March 11, 2008

Leave it to music legend Sir Paul McCartney to launch one of PETA’s best veggie testimonials yet!

“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.'” So says Sir Paul McCartney in his brand-new ad campaign for PETA. “And something inside me clicked,” he continues. “I realized as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.” The ad concludes, “I Am Paul McCartney, and I Am a Vegetarian.”

Paul’s new ad is also kicking off PETA’s newest Web feature where fans can go to hear what their favorite stars have to say about kicking the meat habit. Check it out here!

Enjoy,Christine <3

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  • Alysha~ says:

    Paul is so amazing in everything he does I’m so proud to see him carry on what Linda always so smartly petitioned against. He truly lives what he says no hypocrisy by any means which is something that inspires me everyday to remain veggie. I love all that he stands for and proves!! What a wonderful message to spread!! Can we buy this poster anywhere? I think it would do WONDERS for spreading the message! Glue onto a board and you’re ready to go!! Thanks for everything you’ve done to protect animals and the Earth Paulie! Love you lots!! Alysha in Arizona

  • Xtina says:

    This ad changed my life. It was the last of three events that gradually solidified what I knew for many years. I had to stop eating animals. After reading this fish were out too. It has been more than a year and a half since I started.

  • Erika says:

    I Love Paul McCartney!!333

  • Marielle says:

    this guy is just an hero…he is one of my role models in life…his life is not just an example of the beauty of musicis about how explain in different ways in different actions the beauty and love that this world still new in this hole thing but my hurt is not…everybody feel deep inside what this world is going through and we just need to open the eyes of the soul to wake up

  • Milena says:

    Maravilhoso ter uma pessoa to mundialmente conhecida dizendo coisas to humanamente importantes sobre temas absolutamente urgentes como o fim do absurdo e ultrajante holocausto animal. Thank’s dear Paul!

  • leo says:

    Ojala hubiera muchas personas como tu Paul. Thanks for everything .

  • Kelley says:

    awww Paul is always rockin! he is one of my inspirations and I just love em!

  • GlassWalrus says:

    I do not eat fish. Never liked it. They are souls…like us…they see us…your quote…from Plutark…is true. It makes sound judgment all around. Thanks for your words canaduck. It was inspiring.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    You rock Sir Paul you rock.

  • Ana says:

    Sir Paul is also speaking out against the next killing of kangaroos due in Australia I think about 500.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Mary I believe Paul related the story of the lambs himself. In a flash of luminance I think Paul and Linda connected the dots together.

  • Michele says:

    Lianne way to go! Sometimes it’s hard to just give it all up at once because we are raised to think that meat should always be part of a “proper” meal but you can do it! Have you been to yet? It’s a GREAT resource for someone like you! Best of luck! Ned Kelly no one forced you to read this website so just go away! Sir Paul you ROCK! The launch of this new ad was published in one of my city’s small free daily newspapers! in Ontario Canada!

  • pris says:

    a genius vegetarian visit MEXICO!!!!!!! please

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Such a beautiful man. Linda is missed everyday. She is always in my chants. I am so outraged at what those bastards did to her grave that I would love to get my hands on them. They put dead animal parts on her resting place. They need to go away “forever” if you know what I mean. If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. Linda Mc Cartney

  • Mary says:

    I became a veggie because of Paul and Linda. But the story he’s been telling for YEARS is that Linda turned the family veggie after making the connection between the lambs frolicking outside and the lamb on the dinner table. Where did THIS story come from? Can’t believe he ever fished anyway.

  • nvnvgirl says:

    Hottest. Male. Vegetarian. EVER! I don’t care how old he gets we LUV Sir Paul! This guy truly walks the walk! Total inspiration!

  • Erin says:

    I love him so much! He and his late wife Linda are one of the reasons I became veggie. I had the honor of meeting him a few years back and he is so amazing and down to earth. I love this Web Campaign!! Great job PETA!

  • angela says:

    Thank goodness you have chosen to use this thing called fame for a wonderful chance to speak out against the inhumane treatment of innocent animals. Vegeterian is the healthy and kind way to address our concerns for mankind as well as the beautiful animals! Good Show!

  • Lianne says:

    This put a lump in my throat. Paul is so right. I used to eat an awful lot of meat. But as I have become older I am beginning to see just how revolting it is. I love animals and am working towards becoming fully vegetarian. Just got beef to eliminate now which I hardly ever eat anyway and I will soon be stacking up on things like Quorn! It’s gorgeous!

  • Ned Kelly says:

    I like eating fish if you don’t thats fine but don’t push your views on me.

  • francisco Montaà says:

    Maestro y seor de la musica…creador de la musica contemporanea…y activista del mundo…Gracias maestro McCartney por ensearnos una vez ms su grandeza y 100 de apoyo a la comida vegetariana…vuelva a Mxico!!!

  • Jaclyn says:

    Paul is so darn cool!

  • Joan Starkman says:

    The animals of the world have a friend in Paul McCartney. Linda would be proud!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    A very classy shot of a very classy guy. Thanks so much Paul.

  • John Carmody says:

    Very nice Paul well done for supporting Animal Rights!

  • Cyndi says:

    Ah Rock Stars Good thing we have them around to get the GOOD views of life noticed! Your the greatest Paul!

  • Daryl says:

    Ah rock stars is there anything they can’t do?

  • Courtney says:

    A true legend in every sense of the word. Brilliant Paul.

  • Canaduck says:

    It’s so true what he says about the fish and his relatively few moments of enjoyment versus the fish’s struggle to stay alive…and it’s like that Plutarch quote “But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.”