Actress Kate Mara: I'm vegan because "there's a life behind the eyes"
The Georgia Straight recently featured an interview with vegan actress Kate Mara, on her role as Megan Leavey in the new military drama of the same name. The film, directed by Blackfish‘s Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is based on the true events surrounding a marine and her combat dog Rex.
In the interview, it is mentioned that in real life Mara is a proud “companion to two Boston terriers who share her home in Los Angeles.” When asked if respect towards animal intelligence should be extended beyond domesticated animals, Mara responded:
“Of course. Of course. To me it’s so obvious: there’s a life behind the eyes. That’s one of the reasons I’m a vegan, but I guess some people aren’t aware of that, or they haven’t been exposed to the fact that animals have a lot more going on than just being raised to be our food. I know not everybody is aware of it, but, yeah–I think it’s one of the reasons that our movie is important.”
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