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Queen Legend Brian May To Try Veganuary

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Queen guitarist and songwriter Brian May has announced he will be doing Veganuary next month.

The star, who often uses his platform to speak out about animal-rights, shared a video of him holding a How To Go Vegan book on Instagram.

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Look what Santa brought for me ! OK ! This is my announcement of intent. Starting on the first of January I, this coming year I will be doing VEGANUARY. Which means I will eat only vegan food for that month. After that, I will take a view on whether to continue or not. I’ve already got the support of some friends who are going to join me and compare notes as we go along. European Space Agency Rosetta mission top man Matt Taylor has committed – along with Alex Milas, founder of Space Rocks. @mattc67p @alexandermilas @spacerocksoffical I’m also being joined by a close family member, and my wonderful touring PA Sharon Schwartz. If any of you folks out there are hovering on the edge out there and want to join me too, I’d be delighted. We can mutually support each other ! I figured this book is a good place to start. My reasons ? 1) to lessen the suffering of animals. 2) To lessen the load on our groaning planet. 3) for my health. And … as an animal campaigner, it has been bothering me for a while that I still eat animal-derived food, that has caused indignity and pain to a non-human animal. So I will try to move along the line. I won’t be pressuring anyone else to do the same, and it won’t change my commitment to helping farmers solve the problem of bovine TB. But … for me … it’s time. ???? How about a hashtag ? #Veganuary2020 and #VeganuaryBri Cheers folks – Bri ????? Wow ! I got lots of support !! Thanks PALS !!

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‘Hovering on the edge’

“Starting on the first of January I, this coming year I will be doing VEGANUARY. Which means I will eat only vegan food for that month,” May said to his 2.1 million followers.

“If any of you folks out there are hovering on the edge out there and want to join me too, I’d be delighted. We can mutually support each other! I figured this book is a good place to start.

“My reasons? 1) to lessen the suffering of animals. 2) To lessen the load on our groaning planet. 3) for my health. And… as an animal campaigner, it has been bothering me for a while that I still eat animal-derived food, that has caused indignity and pain to a non-human animal.”

The celebrity said when Veganuary comes to end, he will ‘take a view’ on whether to continue being plant-based.

Veganuary

Veganuary, the world’s biggest month-long pledge to adopt a vegan lifestyle, aims to receive 350,000 sign-ups for next year.

Last January, a record-breaking 250,310 people registered, as a plethora of top celebrities backed the incentive.

“WOW!! We’ve already hit the 200,000 sign-ups mark with a few days to go before January!” Veganuary wrote on Twitter.

You can sign up or learn more about Veganuary here

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