Will George Harrison’s Home Become a Tribute Centre for Vegetarian Food and Non-Violence?

Will George Harrison’s Home Become a Tribute Centre for Vegetarian Food and Non-Violence?

Speke, Liverpool – George Harrison’s childhood home is up for auction, so PETA sent a letter today to Omega Auctions inquiring about the possibility of converting the house into a tribute centre for Harrison’s beloved India – specifically its meat-free food and values of non-violence. The centre would celebrate the country where Harrison recorded part of his first solo album, Wonderwall Music, and where he was inspired to go vegetarian.

“Harrison was the first member of The Beatles to go vegetarian after his many visits to India, where he also learned about and embraced the virtue of ahimsa, or non-violence, which is central to three of India’s major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism,” writes PETA Vice President of International Affairs Poorva Joshipura. “We’re always looking for ways to promote kindness to all living, feeling beings, regardless of species, and this tribute centre would encourage more people to practise non-violence and enjoy the vegetarian food that Harrison loved.”

Harrison once said, “The thing that repelled me about eating meat was the idea of killing animals. … [I]t’s not healthy and not natural.” Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year the horrors of factory farming and an agonising death at the slaughterhouse. Going vegan also reduces a person’s risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer and helps prevent future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 are all believed to have stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]