NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Brian May of Queen performs onstage during the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen).
Ok, here for a theory – what is eating meat is the root cause of the coronavirus pandemic? Brian May, an animal rights activist for years, believes just this. After starting a vegan diet at the beginning of the year, the Queen guitarist has remained meat-free since.
In a recent interview, May told NME: “If you want to get deep into it, I think we should be looking again at whether we should be eating animals. This pandemic seemed to come from people eating animals, and it’s becoming more well known that eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health.”
He further notes that his own experience “was an experiment because for a long time I’d been an animal campaigner but grappled with the fact that I was still eating them occasionally. But to go vegan was just a decision, and I haven’t been preachy about it. But now we’ve seen more of the effects of how eating animals has brought us to our knees as a species, I think it’s time to re-examine our world in a way that doesn’t abuse other species. Whether we will see that happen, I don’t know, but I think I will start to be a bit more preachy about veganism because to me it is the way forward, in so many ways.”