Emily Deschanel on Veganism: “Animal cruelty really got to me”
In the feature, Deschanel shared what prompted her to ditch animal products as a teen:
“I saw a documentary in high school called Diet For A New America (1991). It showed the factory farm where meat and dairy come from. It talked about the implications on the environment, the cruelty towards animals. I did turn vegetarian on the spot but I planned on becoming a vegan. I just came home and said, ‘I’m a vegetarian’. My parents were very kind about it (laughs). And then, I became a vegan a year or two after that.”
“Animal cruelty really got to me. Billions of animals are killed every year for food – and animals are pretty amazing creatures, and I hate the idea of them dying for people to eat them. And now we have so many people telling us about the health benefits of eating plant-based food.”
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