BY BOB HOLT
Noted animal activist and musician Sir Paul McCartney is supporting a “Just say no” campaign for Thanksgiving.
Actually, he is saying asking Americans to simply say “No, thanks” to turkey this year in an advertisement for animal rights group PETA.
The ad says, according to France 24, "This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal." According to PETA, more than 45 million turkeys will be eaten on Thanksgiving in the U. S., and 22 million more are eaten Christmas dinner.
McCartney previously did an ad for the group in 2008.
According to PETA.org, McCartney said in the advertisement, “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.’ I realized as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him and mine is to me.”
Sir Paul is quite serious about what he speaks. McCartney co-wrote "The Meat Free Monday Cookbook," which was released a year ago. Mother Nature Network reported that he was trying to get people to give up eating meat for one day a week in 2009.
When McCartney married former New Jersey resident Nancy Shevell in 2011, their wedding was vegetarian, and parts were vegan.
According to animalrights.about.com, the reception meal was meat-free and organic. A vegan cake made of sugar, soya milk, apple cider vinegar, and wheat flour was part of the menu, along with a traditional wedding cake.