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David Attenborough recently answered a slew of questions from celebrities in a video promoting his new documentary David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

The film premiered on September 28 and is now available on Netflix in October. It covers the period of Attenborough’s life, outlining the defining moments, and highlighting how the environment has been damaged during that time.

Discussing the message of the film, veteran broadcaster Sir David spoke to celebrities including Billie Eilish and David Beckham (who recently discussed how he has ditched meat) among others about the natural world.

‘A message for our children’

Former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham said: “Hello Sir David, it’s David Beckham here. Firstly, many congratulations on the new film.

“You have done so much to open all our eyes to the issues facing our planet. Your programs make us care about the natural world, and what we need to do to protect it. You have traveled the globe many times over, learning about nature.

“If you had one message for our children about the future of our world, what would it be?”

‘Care for animals’

Sir David responded: “To look after the wild world of which we are a part.

“To care for the animals that you see. Don’t waste things. Don’t waste food. Don’t waste electricity.

“Look after the natural world. It’s the most precious thing we have, and we are a part of it.”

You can watch the full video here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.