user icon

Hamilton urges people to 'go vegan' to 'save our planet'

  • Published on 16 Oct 2019 12:50
  • comments 18
  • By: Harry Mattocks

Lewis Hamilton has written on social media that he feels 'like giving up everything' and urged people to look at the positives of switching to a vegan lifestyle.

Hamilton used his Instagram Story to explain how he believes that 'education is key' and that it took him '32 years to understand the impact' that he was having on the world.

Hamilton has often used his social media to raise awareness for various environmental issues since he switched to a fully plant-based diet a few years ago.

At the most recent race in Japan, the Brit shared clips of dolphin hunters and warned his followers not to watch dolphin shows when travelling.

Hamilton wrote: "Go vegan, it is the only way to truly save our planet today."

"Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don't seem to care.

"I'm going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts, Thank you to those of you who do give a damn about the world. I'm sad right now with the thought of where this world is going.

"Extinction of our race is becoming more and more likely as we over use our resources."

These comments have received praise on social media at the time when the 'Extinction Rebellion' group are staging major protests throughout London to raise awareness for similar issues.

Replies (18)

Login to reply
  • The way the planet will be saved is through science not through me eating kale. Anyway he should focus on driving because he is a racing driver. If he wants to be an activist then fine but when I watch formula one I want to see a good race not a lecture on carbon emissions.

    • + 1
    • Oct 16 2019 - 13:04
  • Lewis Hamilton is a great personality in all aspects.

    • + 1
    • Oct 16 2019 - 13:06
  • If he is a great personality, then I am god's secondborn son. He does have character, mind.

    • + 1
    • Oct 16 2019 - 14:45
    • abhidbgt

      Posts: 283

      Who was the second born? :D

      • + 0
      • Oct 16 2019 - 15:43
    • God is dead.

      • + 0
      • Oct 16 2019 - 17:05
    • @abhidgt I personally hope it ain't me, would be a bit of a waste. ;)

      @essa God isn't dead. He never existed to begin with. Probably.

      • + 0
      • Oct 17 2019 - 18:45
  • 2GRX7

    Posts: 108

    Glad he's using his platform for good! He has a mind and he's using it, and if you don't like it, it's your prerogative, but "fans" don't have the right to dictate what they can and cannot say.

    This garbage happened to the NFL and for some strange reason, the fans acted as if they "owned" those players. Fans are not the authorities. For the world readers of this site, that is the internal struggle the U.S. is having now- it's a cultural fight and it ain't ending anytime soon.

    It's nice to see the 5X's CHAMP's multi-tasking capability on display. Fashion icon, respected musical artist, activist, and potential 6 time world champ. He's got a right to say whatever he feels. You don't like it, don't listen!

    • + 0
    • Oct 16 2019 - 15:54
  • Working a lot harder and probably spending a lot more time and money to achieve the same level of nutrition? Plant more trees or drive less fossil fueled cars Lewis!

    • + 1
    • Oct 16 2019 - 15:59
  • Pretty hypocritical of a guy who flies in private jets, races in cars

    • + 2
    • Oct 16 2019 - 16:08
    • OK. Next time he'll sail a boat and ride a camel to get from Brazil to Abu Dhabi....

      • + 0
      • Oct 16 2019 - 17:08
    • Nah mate - the jet went a few months ago. Good for him for speaking out - the more people that do the more likelihood things could change. F1 however isn't the best occupation for climate change..........maybe he will quit at some point (nah - can't see that - 7 titles looming).

      • + 0
      • Oct 16 2019 - 20:41
  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    If we continue reproducing like this, we are doomed. There are just too many people on Earth. We are like locusts at this point in time.

    • + 0
    • Oct 16 2019 - 22:49
    • One way or another, the planet is doomed.

      • + 0
      • Oct 16 2019 - 23:09
    • The day science cant keep up with the consumption (+wastage) the competition will take care of the correction. It used to be the egos of the ruling, now it is the inequality of the resource availability.

      • + 0
      • Oct 17 2019 - 06:03
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      Exactly. It's easy for Hamilton to talk about going vegan. There are literally billions of people on earth who earn less than 2$ a day. They eat what they get their hands on, just to survive.
      It's a sad fact that the country I live in is the 31st best country to live in on the planet, since it's a poor (3rd world) developing country.

      • + 1
      • Oct 17 2019 - 07:20
  • Sadtomato

    Posts: 48

    There is nothing like the zeal of the newly converted

    • + 1
    • Oct 17 2019 - 18:22
  • f1ski

    Posts: 726

    That is an emotional unscientifically based solution to a problem . The unfortunate thing is while our politicians look at greenhouse gases they are a measurable distraction to the real problem and that is increasing energy consumption by a rapidly growing human population. The only truth in lewis’s Statement is we need to give up everything to get a grip on the issue. The social media platforms the traveling we do. The food we enjoy all in ur a huge energy cost. I’d like to see Britain sustain itself on locally sourced produce!
    It is a popular mantra but the solution is not so simple. I will dare to predict that these huge wind farms that are popping up will be deemed responsible for detrimental local climatic change. Our weather is a phenomenon of energy equalization and when the wind energy is dissipated this has its effects as well.

    • + 1
    • Oct 17 2019 - 22:06
    • I mostly agree, however wind doesn't "go away" thanks to wind plants, that ain't the problem with them. And as long as there is a sun warming us up, we'll have winds, and win plants tend to provide pretty high efficiency (70-90% of energy harvested goes into electricity). Windy places will remain windy. The problems we are however having with them is A: reducing production costs, material requirements and emissions during productions, along with limiting the impact from the infrasound they produce on local populations, while increasing efficiency further.

      • + 0
      • Oct 18 2019 - 05:10

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,336
  • Podiums 97
  • Grand Prix 120
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
21 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
11 - Jun 13
Canada
25 - Jun 27
France
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
21 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
11 - Jun 13
25 - Jun 27
France Paul Ricard
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar