Looking For Changes

Album: Off The Ground (1993)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about cruel treatment of test animals used for science experiments. McCartney has been a vegetarian for nearly 40 years and a very active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). This song was inspired by a montage video McCartney saw of animals being treated cruelly in test labs.
  • A more abbreviated version appeared at the end of McCartney's concerts in 1993. This shocked many fans and critics because the video was very gruesome and graphic. For his 1994 VHS release Off The Ground Tour 1993, he put the disturbing montage at the end of the tape. The tape even came with a disclaimer on the back warning people of disturbing images. McCartney later commented, "I showed this clip because people need to see the truth as disturbing as it may be. To me what's more disturbing is people trying to pretend this isn't happening." >>
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    Chris - Philly, PA, for above 2
  • Paul McCartney released a new animated video for the song in 2019 in collaboration with PETA. The longtime supporter of animal rights explained he was "looking for changes that will continue the momentum of getting animals out of laboratories. Experiments on animals are unethical - they're a colossal failure and a waste of time and money. We can and must do better."

Comments: 1

  • Christy from Palm Springs, Capaul is absolutely right!!! people tend to ignore animal cruelty and just kind of pretend that its not happening when it is!!! the same with beef cows and chickens etc. those animals are treated SO CRUELLY before they are killed to eat!!!!!!! people either don't know how horribly the cows and chickens are treated or they just pretend its not happening. but the problem is not going to go away!!so all of you guys listen to paul and STOP SUPPORTING THE BEEF INDUSTRY!!!!!!
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