stella mccartney
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Stella McCartney, the most famous vegetarian designer out there, is using her twitter account to nudge people to leave meat off their plates.

Inspired by artist Keith Haring, McCartney posted a picture that will certainly make you think about your food.

The message on the Haring piece says, “Everybody knows where meat comes from. It comes from the store.”

The image, splattered in red paint that looks like blood, shows the disconnect people have with their food. Meat is made of animals, but most dare not think about the creatures that had to die to become burgers, chicken fingers and fish sticks. Before they show up at the store, they live their lives, most commonly, on a factory farm where they are subjected to cruelty and neglect.

We bet this Haring piece has turned a few heads and made them think a bit harder about their food choices. Eating meat is a violent business, no matter how you slice it.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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