Heather Mills McCartney Dishes on Dairy

As much as celebs get flack in the media for representing causes in which they’re not experts, the other side of that coin is that a scientist appearing to discuss global warming would never be sidetracked into talking about her pending divorce. That’s what happened this week to Heather Mills McCartney. After unsuccessfully trying to keep a low profile for a year, she decided to use her unavoidable high profile for something she believed in: Heather tried to explain the connection between eating meat and dairy and global warming.

She cited stats from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): “18 percent of global warming comes from livestock and deforestation.”


That’s about as far as she got before all the interviewer wanted to talk about was her impending divorce, and kept pushing the issue. And so the headline becomes, “Heather Mills walks out during interview.” (Hey—it got my attention.) 

Rush Limbaugh reported the story in an even less accurate manner (I know—shocker!), skewing it as if Heather had proposed drinking rat milk as a solution to global warming. (She’d asked people to imagine they were drinking rat milk—do people need rat milk to survive? No.) Good job, Rush--he practically just disproved global warming! But if anyone could stand to lay off the meat and dairy, it’s that guy, so he has a vested interest in making them vegan lib’rals look crazy.

Oh yeah, and if you listen to that windbag and other sensationalistic sources, Heather also stormed out of the interview. Watch the video yourself and you’ll see that Heather made a firm but graceful exit when it was apparent she wasn’t getting the interview she had signed on for. 

But then if you listen to Heather herself, speaking at New York City’s Bryant Park on Wednesday, she only reluctantly associated herself with certain rich folk to promote her own causes.

"Sadly, you have to mix at a certain level of people to raise the level of funds you need to bring about the greater good," she said. "Because people are very snobby. These people who have lots of money, they're either snobby or they're stingy. If you have lots of money, you have to be stingy because why would you want that amount of money?"

Also, Sir Paul McCartney cites Heather’s “unreasonable behavior” in their divorce. Hmm. Clearly there’s more to this story than we have blogging inches, and there’s various sides to every story, y’all.


But if anyone could stand to lay off the meat and dairy, it’s that guy, so he has a vested interest in making them vegan lib’rals look crazy.

Ad hominem doesn't help the credibility and image of the environmental cause. Let others make shrill fools of themselves. We should make our case in a reasoned and dispassionate way.


heather mills is the worst spokesperson any organization could possibly employ. she's a nut case.