Reading Time: < 1 minute 'Please don't go to any zoos or circuses' (Photo: Instagram / Lewis Hamilton)
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Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says the coronavirus (covid 19) lockdown has shown people how animals living in captivity feel.

The pro racer, who regularly uses his platform to advocate for animals, also urged his 14.9 million followers to not attend zoos or circuses after self-isolation guidelines are lifted.

According to the Express, Lewis Hamilton uploaded four images of a panda in an enclosure – captioned ‘now you know how the animals in a zoo feel’ – on his Instagram stories, which have now expired.

‘No more zoos’

“If you are 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,” Hamilton said.

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

Plant-based diet

Recently, the athlete praised the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet to his Instagram followers.

Hamilton shared two images from Plant Based News’ Instagram. One showing how an animal-free diet can lower the risk of heart disease; the other revealing the environmental impact of oat milk in comparison to cow’s milk.

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Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.