David Attenborough says eating free-range meat is a ‘middle-class hypocrisy’ – and that he is ‘troubled’ when he eats fish and chicken.
The veteran broadcaster made the comments during an interview with the Radio Times magazine ahead of the launch of his new film David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.
Sir David said he ‘couldn’t remember’ when he’d last eaten meat, and that it was ‘years ago’.
But he then revealed: ” I eat fish, and chicken, and my conscience does trouble me.
“I’m affluent enough to afford free-range, but it’s a middle-class hypocrisy.”
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet premieres on September 28. It will launch on Netflix in October.
The film covers the period of his life, outlining the defining moments, and highlighting how the environment has been damaged during that time.
Announcing the launch of the film, Sir David warned: “Humanity is at a crossroads and I think the natural world is really under serious, serious threat.”