A collaboration of vegan musicians and activists aim to top the UK music charts this Christmas, with their original song Peace On Your Plate.
Written by Gavin Chappell-Bates and Giles Bryant, the song, which will be released in December, 'begins with an evocative image of a traditional family Christmas which is then juxtaposed with an image of the conditions that factory animals live in'.
'Sing it loud and proud'
In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Roisin McAuley, Viva! Campaigner, said: "We are thrilled to support Peace On Your Plate. The intensive farming industry goes against everything that Christmas represents. Christmas should be a season of peace and goodwill and that's exactly what Peace On Your Plate hopes to achieve.
"Support this song and sing it loud and proud — help extend our compassion to all creatures this Christmas."
'We are what we eat'
Oakes added: "I'm proud to support Peace On Your Plate for so many reasons but first and foremost for the animals that will benefit from this amazing initiative.
"We are what we eat and if we do not consume the product of violence, exploitation, and death we will not promote and perpetuate this behavior in our own actions. Peace On Your Plate leads to peace in your heart, mind, and soul!"
Celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Moby, and Simon Cowell have been asked to get involved with the track, which will then be re-recorded in time for its Christmas release.
You can listen to the song's demo here