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James Corden – host of America’s The Late Late Show – says he has ditched meat after reading about animal abuse.

The star, who is currently promoting his new film Ocean’s 8, made the comments in an interview with the Radio Times magazine.

He said: I was upset about animal welfare while eating a bacon sandwich. I thought, ‘well, you really can’t be upset about elephants and not think about the pigs’.”

‘Gradual process’

Corden added that he still eats fish, but is planning to phase it out, and become a vegetarian.

He said: “It’s going to be a gradual process. I hope I can keep it up. I will certainly try.”

Meat Free Week

Corden’s decision to ditch meat coincides with World Meat Free Week, which will run until June 17.

According to organizers: The global initiative returns to put a spotlight on the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of our planet by encouraging people to make at least one meal meat free.

“Making just a simple swap to one meat free meal during World Meat Free Week can have a huge impact and act as a catalyst to further behaviour change to a ‘less and better approach to meat’ for the sake of a healthier planet.”

You canfind out more about World Meat Free Week here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of 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.