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Brian May Encourages His Fans To Go Vegan In the Wake Of COVID-19

by | May 17, 2020

Queen Guitarist Brian May is encouraging his fans to give veganism a try as the pandemic draws greater attention to the dangers of the meat industry.

May recently shared a video made by vegan news website Plant Based News to his Instagram account.

The video — “Will Covid-19 Kill The Meat Industry” — explores the impact the virus has had on animal agriculture, and explains why we must transition away from eating meat to prevent future pandemics.

“Urgent Ethical Animal Welfare Issues”

“I strongly believe we must all now radically re-examine the whole question of humanity’s diet,” May wrote in his Instagram post, “for the health of the planet, for urgent ethical animal welfare issues, and for the very survival of the Human Race.”

“Knowledge is power !! And … THIS IS THE MOMENT to have this discussion” he added.

“If you agree – please write to your MP and tell him/her you want this discussed seriously and urgently in Parliament. Things CAN change.”

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Brian May has followed a vegan diet since January (Fabio Diena/Shutterstock.com)

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The legendary musician took part in Veganuary this year, choosing to stick to a plant-based diet once the challenge was over/

The guitarist has since become increasingly vocal on issues of animal welfare and sustainability.

In April, May pointed to meat eating as the cause of the current global health crisis.

“People Eating Animals”

“If you want to get deep into it, I think we should be looking again at whether we should be eating animals,” he said.

“That’s a central issue here, this pandemic seemed to come from people eating animals and it’s becoming more well known that eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health.”

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