Jenna Dewan Tatum: "The way we treat animals is out of balance"
We’ve written about dancer and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum before, when in an interview with LA Times she called veganism a “huge one-for-three action,” and when asked about her initial reasons for becoming a vegetarian and later a vegan, stated:
“I was a latchkey kid and when I was 10 or 11 I saw a [TV] program on slaughterhouses. I just remember being blown away, utterly traumatized. And I declared the next day that I was never eating meat again. And I didn’t – it started then. And as I got older, I learned more, and as I understood about the sufferings of factory-farmed animals it just tears into you.”
In a recent interview with Prestige, where Dewan Tatum elaborates on her dance background and upcoming role as a host on World of Dance (debuting May 8), her vegan lifestyle is brought up and she states:
“A lot of vegans are extremely passionate about what they believe in. I am, as well. You can show people the facts but you can’t judge them for being them, and you can’t force them to think or feel the way you do. I feel good consciously and morally eating this way. It works for me.”
Adding that veganism “doesn’t work” for everyone (including her husband Channing Tatum), she notes that the food industry is “so off-kilter” and that “the way we treat animals and the way we use food is out of balance.” She concludes by stating that it is “important for people to be conscious about what they’re eating and where it comes from.”
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