Avowed vegetarian Paul McCartney is using his Good Friday to champion animal rights -- specifically fish on this day.
Noting the Good Friday tradition of not eating meat, McCartney appears in a new online spot for People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wearing an "Eat No Fish" t-shirt and asking viewers to "make it a Good Friday for animals. Try vegetarian."
McCartney, who was raised Catholic in Liverpool, talks about how he had a revelation years ago while fishing: "As I was reeling in the poor fish, I realized, `I am killing him,` all for the passing pleasure it brings me, and something inside me clicked. I realized as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me."
McCartney has been an outspoken advocate for PETA since the 70s. He's currently in the midst of the South American leg of his Out There World Tour, playing Saturday (April 19) in Uruguay. He heads to Japan in mid-May, while North American dates start June 14 in Lubbock, Texas.