Chris Packham’s stepdaughter Megan McCubbin has shared her own opinions about the ongoing debate on veganism, farming and helping the environment in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.The Springwatch presenter admitted that, while eating meat makes her feel “quite unwell” it was also true that some UK farmers are doing “incredible work”.
Megan, 27, has recently teamed up with Lovat Parks and spoke about the wondrous benefits of “connecting to our wild side” during the lockdown, as she explained how important it was to speak out about the issues affecting our planet.Her stepdad Chris, 61, has been outspoken in his views about climate activism and animal welfare, including on subjects such as veganism.Asked how we might address the ongoing tensions between those championing farming communities and those choosing veganism, Megan stressed communication is key.
She began: “I think really good communication when it comes to farms is so important - and they do such incredible work. “You know, they need to be celebrated and appreciated for what they do because they are - particularly nature-friendly farmers - absolutely excellent.“They have so much knowledge of biodiversity, the land and also how to make food which ultimately we all need on a daily basis.
Megan went on to speak about how the food industry is currently affecting people's ability to make more ethical choices. “I think when it comes to diet, there is a lot that needs to change,” she reflected.“Intensive farming is a huge, huge problem.These battery farms are a welfare catastrophe. “So we do need to be moving forward in that sense, and it should be about eating local - eating seasonally. “And eating less meat than we are,” she continued. “Meat is so.Read more on express.co.uk