Come Together! PETA to Give Away Sir Paul’s Favorite Sandwich in Nod to Local Exhibit

For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2024

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va.

With the Chrysler Museum of Art’s evocative photo exhibit celebrating Sir Paul McCartney coming to a close, PETA has teamed up with The Academy of Music in Norfolk to honor the musician and longtime PETA ally by giving away his all-time favorite sandwich, recreated by local eatery Yorgos Bageldashery: a bagel stuffed with hummus, vegan cheese, Marmite, pickles, mustard, and lettuce. At the event, the academy’s students will perform a song they created titled “Ma Might,” a twist on Marmite, a popular spread in McCartney’s native England and a pivotal ingredient in the sandwich.

When:   Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m.

 Where:    Royster Presbyterian Church (in the AOM suite of rooms), 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

Credit: PETA

 A day in the life of animals used for food is almost too awful to contemplate, as it is one of filth, crowding, and, ultimately, slaughter,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everyone to come together with Sir Paul by saying hello to vegan meals and goodbye to animal-unfriendly foods.”

The United Nations reports that a global shift toward vegan eating is vital in order to combat the worst effects of the climate catastrophe. Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year, shrinks their carbon footprint, and reduces their risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity. PETA offers a free vegan starter kit filled with recipes and tips that can help anyone looking to make the switch.

McCartney has a longstanding alliance with PETA, including narrating the documentary Glass Walls, which exposes the horrors animals endure in blood-soaked and offal-filled slaughterhouses and launched his memorable phrase, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, no one would eat meat.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that Every Animal Is Someone and offers free Empathy Kits for people who need a lesson in kindness. For more information, please visit or follow the group on X, Facebook, or Instagram.

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