Reading Time: 2 minutes The star regularly uses his platform to advocate a vegan lifestyle Credit: Raph_PH, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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Celebrity musician Brian May says his turkey-free dinner was one of the highlights of his Christmas.

The Queen star made the announcement to his 2.7 million Instagram followers, where he described his Christmas at home as ‘peaceful and hopeful’. 

’90 percent plant-based’

“One of the highlights was playing a very silly Pictionary game with all my wonderful kids on some kind of Google link,” May wrote.

“Another highlight was our Turkey-free Christmas dinner – which although not quite Vegan was about 90 percent plant-based. 

“The thought of having a dead bird on the Christmas table is not attractive to me now, even though it was a big part of my childhood. 

“Tradition has a lot to answer for. We’ve been challenging the merits of a lot of traditions around here lately. I recommend it!”

‘I hope you all had a better Christmas than you expected!’

‘Go vegan’

Throughout this year, May has regularly used his platform to advocate a vegan lifestyle. 

I an interview with NME, the star spoke about the link between zoonotic diseases and animal agriculture. 

He said: “If you want to get deep into it, I think we should be looking again at whether we should be eating animals. That’s a central issue here. 

“This pandemic seemed to come from people eating animals… It’s becoming more well known that eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health.

“But to go vegan was just a decision, and I haven’t been preachy about it. But now, we’ve seen more of the effects of how eating animals has brought us to our knees as a species. I think it’s time to re-examine our world in a way that doesn’t abuse other species.

“Whether we will see that happen, I don’t know. But I think I will start to be a bit more preachy about veganism because to me it is the way forward, in so many ways.”

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Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.