Lewis Hamilton Urges 21.8 Million Followers: 'Please Stop Eating Meat' 'Those of you that eat meat, please take a moment to think' - Media Credit: Jen_ross83

Lewis Hamilton Urges 21.8 Million Followers: ‘Please Stop Eating Meat’

The F1 champ and vegan advocate shared a BBC article - headlined 'Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker' - to his fans

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F1 champ Lewis Hamilton is urging his fans to ‘stop eating meat’. 

The pro racer turned vegan advocate shared an article headlined Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker with his Instagram followers.

The feature, which was published on the BBC last year, tells the story of an anonymous abattoir worker in the UK. 

It explores how the working conditions affected the worker’s mental health, who said becoming ‘numb to death and suffering’ was ‘necessary for survival’.

‘Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker’

“Emotions in the abattoir tended to be bottled up,” the article reads. “Nobody talked about their feelings.

“There was an overwhelming sense that you weren’t allowed to show weakness. Plus, there were a lot of workers who wouldn’t have been able to talk about their feelings to the rest of us even if they’d wanted to. 

“Many were migrant workers, predominantly from Eastern Europe, whose English wasn’t good enough for them to seek help if they were struggling.”

‘Emotions in the abattoir tended to be bottled up’.

‘Please take a moment to think’

Hamilton told his 21.8 million followers: “100 million animals per month [are] killed in the UK.

“Those of you that eat meat, please take a moment to think. Please stop eating meat, we have to end this horrific atrocity.”

Lewis Hamilton: ‘Please Stop Eating Meat’

This isn’t the first time Hamilton has used his platform to advocate for animal rights. 

Last year, he said the COVID-19 lockdown has shown people how animals living in captivity feel. 

The star uploaded a series of images of pandas locked in an enclosure. He captioned the post: “If you’re home on lockdown, perhaps you can feel a little of what the animals in captivity go through every day, their entires lives stopped from them.

“In future, please don’t go to any zoos or circuses because this is what our money goes to supporting #NoMoreZoos #Freedom.”

You can read Confessions of a slaughterhouse worker here

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Noblelox
Noblelox
1 year ago

He flies around in private jets and avoids paying taxes, he is hardy the person I would accept to preach to me about anything.

Brad
Brad
1 year ago
Reply to  Noblelox

He’s in the top 1000 tax payers in the UK and he sold all of his jets ages ago.

But sure, any other non factual nonsense that you’d like to post?

Noblelox
Noblelox
9 months ago
Reply to  Brad

He also moved to Switzerland years ago to avoid the tax. Remember to get your tongue right in there, you might miss a bit.

Peter Dron
Peter Dron
1 year ago

I do wish he would make an effort to mind his own business.

will
will
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Dron

he has a large platform and is helping the world. i do wish he continues his activism.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  will

Lewis is an amazing advocate for the animals!

D
D
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Dron

The state of the world and its citizens is all of our business.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  D

Very much so!

Russ Offerman
Russ Offerman
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Dron

And here you are Peter, not minding your business. Wanker.

Peter Dron
Peter Dron
1 year ago
Reply to  Russ Offerman

Are you as charming in real life?

Varadi Nixon Nikica
Varadi Nixon Nikica
1 year ago

I hope some of the people will listen to the call. Anyways I don’t see much hope for the humanity, people are too stubborn and stupid to change. I am happy that I am not the cancer of the planet anymore.

Andrew 101
Andrew 101
1 year ago

Because food miles and crop deaths don’t count right? If you didn’t see it it didn’t happen? not the cancer…….dream on.

Teresa
Teresa
1 year ago

Please stop driving a car in a circle for no reason transporting hundreds of staff, thousands of tonnes of stuff, hundreds of
thousands of fans around the world for literally no reason! It’s killing the planet! …. mind for £50m/yr I could probably ignore the hypocrisy too ?

Gator
Gator
1 year ago
Reply to  Teresa

U stupid mf. He’s talking bout animal rights not shitty global warming u got that??

Ian Somerville
Ian Somerville
1 year ago
Reply to  Teresa

So are you against motor sport in general or do you just take a dislike to its stars who try to make the world a better place for others?

Teresa
Teresa
1 year ago

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Kristy Ricard
Kristy Ricard
1 year ago
Reply to  Teresa

so is it realistic to stop the world forever?

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