Queen’s guitar man Brian May going to be a part of this year’s so-called “Veganuary” campaign and will attempt to avoid all animal-based foods for the first month of the year.
Will he continue to go vegan after that? Well, maybe…
He said he’ll decide whether to continue once the challenge has ended, and encourages others to join him. But he is also the first Vegan I know of to tell those who didn’t want to that they shouldn’t feel bad about it. (I’m kidding, don’t write letters.)
“I will eat only vegan food for that month. After that, I will take a view on whether to continue or not,” May said in a recent Instagram post. “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.”