British progressive mastermind and front man of psychedelic rock band PORCUPINE TREE, STEVEN WILSON a couple of days ago did a live Q&A on his official Facebook page. Spanning close to 38 minutes, he was asked various questions by his fans online. One of them was on why he chose to be a vegetarian, to which he has some pretty strong words as follows.
See the ‘To The Bone Live Q&A’ video here.
“I became a vegetarian because I don’t believe human beings have any right to eat animals.
“And I know that not everyone agrees with that.
“I think that human race has evolved to the point where we don’t need to eat animals, so therefore we have no right to eat animals.
“This argument that we’re somehow part of the food chain doesn’t work, because we’ve long since evolved to the point where we’re no longer a part of the food chain. So we eat animals basically because we like it.
“It’s not a good enough reason for me. I mean, listen, I’m not trying to be patronizing and holier than you – I didn’t become a vegetarian until I was in my 30s, so it took me a long time to get to that point.
“But I’m at that point now where I don’t force my opinion on other people, but all catering on my our is vegetarian – I do force it onto the band and the crew when we’re on tour. [Laughs]
“But actually they love it, you know, because the point is these days, good vegetarian food is amazing. We’re not in the ’70s anymore.
“It was tough to get good vegetarian food in the ’70s and ’80s maybe. Not anymore.
“Any Italian restaurant, any Indian restaurant, any Asian restaurant – fantastic vegetarian food. I’m not vegan, I love cheese, which of course is an animal product.
“But only free range and organic sort of cheese, and eggs and that kind of thing. And I love cheese, I love halloumi cheese, my favorite.”
The above quotes have been transcribed by Ultimate Guitar.
STEVEN WILSON has already released a new music video titled, ‘Pariah‘ from his upcoming new solo album, ‘To The Bone‘, which is scheduled to be released on August 18. Israeli singing sensation NINET TAYEB has joined hands with STEVEN WILSON on this track off the album, and the result is awesome. A perfect duet.
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