Sunday, June 6, 1999 Published at 23:09 GMT 00:09 UK
Ex-Beatle fights animal testing
Sir Paul backs calls for a consumer boycott
Sir Paul McCartney is dedicating a song and a video to a campaign against animal tests used to develop household cleaning products.
The ex-Beatle, whose late wife Linda was a passionate animal rights campaigner, has been signed up to spearhead the campaign by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV).
BUAV says that in the last three years 6,000 British animals have suffered and died in experiments for products including carpet cleaner and washing powder.
And it says the government should ban animal testing of household products on the grounds they are too trivial to justify it.
Sir Paul is backing a call for consumers to boycott companies which use animals to test their products.
He said: "I've cleaned my house of animal-tested products - won't you do the same?
"Together, let's tell the 'white coated men' we want clean products and a clean conscience."