It was reported he would not perform unless show organisers confirmed no meat would be eaten in backstage by crew.
SITE crew preparing for Sir Paul McCartney’s show at Perth’s nib Stadium on December 2 have been told caterers will provide them with vegan food only.
“All the crew members have to eat vegan food,” a crew member said.“No one’s allowed to eat meat for three weeks on site.” “It has to be vegan food rider.”
It’s not the first time the animal activist has encouraged others to follow his diet.
It was reported he would not perform unless show organisers confirmed no meat would be eaten backstage.He also said he did not want any furniture in his dressing room to be made of animals at his Driving USA Tour, as in 2002.
McCartney, pictured, reportedly demanded only vegan food be sold in the concourse at his concert in Illinois in July. Offerings included vegan chilli fries, vegan nacho grande and buffalo cauliflower and fries.
Also in July, employees at Intrust Bank Arena in Kansas reported they received emails informing them no meat products would be allowed backstage. Those who wanted to eat meat were confined to a designated area on the upper concourse after the concert started. The 75-year-old has banned animal food products from his rider when he performed in Canada in 2013.
He demands 19 leafy six-foot plants, four leafy four-foot plants, vegetarian catering only and absolutely no animal by-products anywhere —
Recently Sir McCartney appealed a mission: After a PETA exposé revealed 150 or so greyhounds suffering in squalor at a Texas outfit called The Pet Blood Bank, Inc., the company that distributed its blood products (Patterson Veterinary Supply, Inc.) pledged to support efforts to ensure the dogs’ care. But less than a week later, the company reneged on the pledge, prompting McCartney to send a letter on PETA’s behalf today calling on Patterson’s billion-dollar parent company to step up and help rescue the dogs.
“I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song ‘Martha, My Dear.’ “
Dear Mr. Wiltz,
I am writing to appeal to you to step up, make good on your earlier pledge, and rescue the dogs whose blood your company has used for many years, knowing that these 150 or so dogs—who were allowed to get into appalling shape and who are now kept in a-mileless-than-ideal conditions—helped your business at a cost to their wellbeing.
I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song “Martha, My Dear.” I’m sure you know that dogs need affection and comfort—a bed to lie on, warmth in the winter, the opportunity to run and play, and just like you and me, they crave happiness and companionship.
I join my friends at PETA in asking you to pay these greyhounds back, and to let them retire from the dirt-floored, barren conditions in which they are kept isolated and alone, some of them cringing at the footfall of the person coming to take their blood again and again. They had a hard life on the racetrack, and they will die without love if left where they are. I’ve seen pictures of how they have suffered from nails that have grown back into their paw pads, as well as from infected gums and rotted teeth, and I’m told that some have apparently even died from a lack of water.
Good people, professional greyhound rescuers, are standing by to place these dogs in good homes and to transport them to those homes at no cost to anyone. Please do the right thing and win the support of all kind veterinarians and all kind souls the whole world over.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sir Paul McCartney