PETA and Paul Take to the Moon

Dec 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm |


PETA protesters (Photo credit RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists in the UK announced plans for a British-led mission to the moon last month, and those who help them reach their funding goal of £500 million (over $780m) will be allowed to contribute pictures and messages for a time capsule.

Sir Paul McCartney has been the first major celebrity to jump on this cause and unite it with one of his own: animal rights. The 72-year-old Beatles legend has pledged £60 (around $94) to the cause and has said he will include images of mistreated and abused animals, as well as a copy of the very graphic PETA documentary Glass Walls, in a memory box to be left on the moon.

Will this contribution help warn future generations about the horrors of animal cruelty, or will it just give aliens another reason to annihilate us?

McCartney, who has been a vegetarian since 1975, was recently in the news for another animal rights/pro-vegetarian campaign, Meat Free Mondays. You can watch his bizarre but effective video here.

On a more serious note, today (Dec. 8) marks the 34th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Lennon was tragically shot and killed outside his New York City apartment in 1980. Watch what McCartney had to say about his friend’s death below:

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