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Paul McCartney: A Good Friday is a Vegetarian Friday

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Good Friday is a religious holiday celebrated by most Christians on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Traditionally, observers of the holiday don’t eat “meat,” but do eat a lot of fish. Sir Paul McCartney, always speaking for the animals, is piping up for our friends under the sea and saying, “Make it a Good Friday for animals – try vegetarian.”

McCartney is teaming up with PETA and will be appearing in media on Good Friday to promote vegetarianism while sporting an “Eat No Fish” T-shirt. McCartney, raised Catholic, empathizes with the plight of animals raised for food, and hopes people will go truly meat-less on Good Friday.

McCartney says, “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And something inside me clicked, I realised as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.”

If you’re interested in trying some vegan dishes as part of your Easter celebration, check out PETA’s round-up of vegan Easter brunch recipes.

Photo credit: PETA

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