Paul McCartney Asks Fans To 'Ditch Meat' For His 78th Birthday

By Katrina Nattress

June 11, 2020

Paul McCartney turns 78 on June 18, and on Thursday (June 11) had an important birthday request for fans: "Ditch meat."

“All I’ve ever wanted for my birthday is peace on Earth—including for animals. That’s why this year, I’m urging fans to watch a video I hosted for PETA, titled ‘Glass Walls,’" he wrote in a statement on PETA's website. "We called it that because if slaughterhouses had glass walls, who would want to eat meat?"

"The video debuted exactly 10 years ago," he continued. "Since then, the public has finally gotten a peek at what happens inside the meat trade, and the demand for vegan food is sky high. Whether you’re worried about diseases that spring from slaughterhouses, the animals who suffer terribly and needlessly, or the catastrophic impact of the meat industry on our environment, please watch this short video and share it with your friends. Thank you.”

Watch "Glass Walls" below.

The Beatles legend has been vegetarian since 1975 and since went vegan. In April, he slammed "Medieval" Chinese wet markets for being the cause of the coronavirus pandemic. He also recently showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and wished justice for George Floyd's family.

Photo: Getty Images

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