Actress Kate Mara Eliminating Leather From Her Wardrobe
When actress Kate Mara was asked if respect towards animal intelligence should be extended beyond domesticated animals, she 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 [Megan Leavey] is important.”
Now, in a recent interview with Parade on her upcoming film, series and short, Mara’s wardrobe was brought up, with the House of Cards star stating:
“It’s definitely affecting my wardrobe. I am slowly trying to get rid of and not buy leather products anymore. I’ve never worn fur, and I’m very much against it, but I also know that leather is probably just as bad. It’s in a lot more clothing, shoes and bags than fur is. So it’s more difficult for people to stay away from it. I’m definitely more aware of it now than I ever have been, and one of my goals is to eventually not wear it at all.”
Mara added that her sister (and fellow vegan actress) Rooney Mara‘s new vegan clothing and shoe line Hiraeth Collective “will help,” and once it’s released in stores it will become her “main source of clothing.”
To read the full interview, visit this link.