Queen's Brian May has called on the public to reexamine their relationship with eating animals amid the coronavirus pandemic
Queen legend Brian May, who went vegan after taking part in Veganuary earlier this year, says he plans to be “a bit more preachy about veganism because it is the way forward” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, May took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the pandemic, saying humanity would learn “great lessons” from the crisis and has now spoken out in an interview with NME to question whether the global outbreak will cause people to reexamine their relationship with eating animals in the future.
‘Eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health’
Speaking to NME, May said: “If you want to get deep into it, I think we should be looking again at whether we should be eating animals.
“That’s a central issue here, 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 added: “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.”