Julian Cope was singer & songwriter in post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes, and has since been a solo artist and author. On his website he says: You have to be pretty uninformed to eat meat in the 21st century, or live in some grand delusions that Father Corporation secretly cares. Once you make the decision to inform yourself and know the truth, there's really no other way. And you're not a vegetarian if you eat fish so I cut that out. You're not a vegetarian if you eat gelatine, so I cut that out.