Monday, May 29, 2006

Beatles Legend Named Top Vegetarian

After days of headlines about his doomed marriage Sir Paul McCartney said today he was "thrilled" to be named as the UK's favourite celebrity vegetarian.National charity the Vegetarian Society polled people across the nation during National Vegetarian Week 2006 and receiving the highest number of votes for the most popular male celebrity vegetarian was Sir Paul McCartney, followed closely by singer Morrissey.Keeping it in the family, the most popular female vegetarian celebrity was Sir Paul's daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney.After adding the total votes, Sir Paul was named the outright winner across both sexes.On hearing the result Sir Paul said: "I am really thrilled. People are becoming more aware of what they eat and where it comes from but many still don't make the connection between their own actions and the suffering and death of a real living creature."Once you truly understand the consequences of buying and eating meat, you can't claim to care without going vegetarian."Voters were asked to select their favourite vegetarian through an online poll at the Vegetarian Society's website.The list of 25 nominees included GMTV's Fiona Phillips, Big Brother's Chantelle Houghton, Lady Heather Mills-McCartney, actor Martin Shaw, singer Moby, actress Joanna Lumley, Big Brother's Russell Brand and US hunk Tobey McGuire.Collette Walsh, press spokesperson at the Vegetarian Society, said: "It was level-pegging for Morrissey and Sir Paul McCartney at one point. Both are hugely influential individuals and great ambassadors for vegetarianism."Stella, however, was the outright winner in the female category. The vast majority of votes for her came from women. She's clearly the savvy, successful type of vegetarian that they like to look up to."For more information about the work of the Vegetarian Society visit the charity's website at


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