Making Kind Choices
Foreword by: Sir Paul McCartneyI grew up in a society that didn’t think much about the food we ate. We simply took what was offered us and didn’t ask too many questions about what it was or where it came from.
Many years later, I was sitting with Linda eating a dinner of roast lamb and watching the sheep that lived in the field outside our window. Seeing the lambs running up and down the field with such joy made us question the wisdom of eating such beautiful creatures. This was to be the start of our inquiries into the vegetarian way of life and our consideration for the welfare of all the beautiful animals that share planet Earth with us.
There are still millions of people who for one reason or another believe that our fellow creatures do not deserve such respect or attention and that they are placed on this planet merely for us to eat them.
During our efforts to persuade others to realize how good it would be for the planet and its inhabitants if we all respected each other’s right to a peaceful existence, we met many people who agreed with us and were passionate in the same way that we were.
One of the most passionate, influential, and hardworking people we were lucky to meet was Ingrid, who, with her colleagues, ran PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The simplicity of the idea that we should treat our fellow creatures in an ethical way was very appealing, and we have since joined together, on many occasions, to try to persuade people to make a kinder choice. In the end, it is a more sensible, humane, and compassionate way to live.
Ingrid has been a good friend for many years, and I am proud to say these few words in the foreword of this book, and my family and I wish her the very best now and in the future. Moreover, we wish our quest of enlightening people to the wisdom of making the kind choice the success it deserves.
—Sir Paul McCartney
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