The results are in! The winner of the National Vegetarian Week Favorite Celebrity Veggie Poll have been announced! Sir Paul received the highest number of votes for the most popular male celebrity vegetarian. Stella McCartney was voted the most popular female vegetarian celebrity. (Heather came in third.) Collette Walsh, press spokesperson at the Vegetarian Society (www.vegsoc.org) said:
"It was level-pegging for Morrissey and Sir Paul McCartney at one point. Both are hugely influential individuals and great ambassadors for vegetarianism. Stella, however, was the outright winner in the female category. The vast majority of votes for her came from women. She's clearly the savvy, successful type of vegetarian that they like to look up to."
After tallying the votes, Sir Paul named the outright winner in all categories. Sir Paul was pleased with the results:"I am really thrilled. People are becoming more aware of what they eat and where it comes from but many still don't make the connection between their own actions and the suffering and death of a real living creature. Once you truly understand the consequences of buying and eating meat, you can't claim to care without going vegetarian."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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