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Is John Bishop vegan? Great Whale Rescue documentary presenter's diet revealed

Jane Corscadden October 13, 2020
Is John Bishop vegan? Great Whale Rescue documentary presenter's diet revealed

Is John Bishop vegan? The comedian recently launched ITV documentary series John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue, and many viewers are wondering if his love of animals translates to a more animal-friendly diet, too.

Is John Bishop vegan?

John Bishop has been a vegetarian for more than 30 years. He told Radio Times he gave up eating meat after working in a fast-food shop in Guernsey and after seeing a cow being slaughtered on a farm.

Speaking of the incident, Bishop said: “The cow was hanging up looking at me as if to say, ‘you did this.’”

John Bishop has been outspoken in his vegetarianism throughout the years. In 2016, he adopted turkeys and urged Britons to enjoy a meat-free Christmas.

He has even starred in campaigns for animal rights charity Peta, famously with the 2012 Chicks Love A Vegetarian campaign that spoke out against eating meat, and especially chicken.

Bishop’s diet has even made it into his comedy, including this sketch where John “comes out” as a vegetarian to his mum.

So although not necessarily vegan, John doesn’t consume meat and cares a great deal for animals and their welfare.

What is John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue about?

The first episode of John Bishop’s new ITV documentary series aired last night at 9pm.

The documentary series tells the story of two beluga whales being released from captivity and into an ocean sanctuary in Shanghai.

Viewers of the first episode were left emotional after seeing the conditions in which the whales were kept during captivity.

The next episode of the series will air tonight at 9pm on ITV, and you can also catch up online.

More nature documentaries

Another nature documentary to have made the headlines recently is David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet, available on Netflix since 4 October.

This documentary illustrates the havoc climate change has wreaked on our planet. The film moves through different decades, showing the culminating devastation and the huge decline of wildlife in the past 30 years.

Forbes called it the “most important documentary of the year”.

Like John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue, Attenborough’s latest documentary is a necessary watch for those worried about the state of our world, and eager to make a change.

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.