In a recent interview with Shape magazine, actress Kate Mara shares what led her to veganism and how her love for animals has evolved into activism.
Kate says animal rights activism has changed her life. “I didn’t realize what I was missing until I started working with and for animals,” she says. “To protect innocent creatures in ways they can’t do themselves is really an amazing thing.”
The actress goes on to share her five personal truths, one of which is eating vegan:
I’ve been a vegan for five years. I found it hard to give up cheese at first because I love it so much. But I haven’t missed meat at all. I decided to go vegan after reading a book called The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. It’s about how our bodies are not meant to digest animal products and what we should be eating instead. It made a lot of sense to me. I’ve always had a pretty sensitive stomach, but when I cut animal products out of my diet, I felt so much better.
Kate lists “using everything I have for good” as another of her truths. “As I get older I have started thinking, What can I do to help someone and leave the world a better place in some way?” she says. “Working for animals is very fulfilling. I get much more out of it than anything else.”
Kate and her sister, Rooney, are truly a force to be reckoned with. The famous siblings are both passionate vegan activists helping change the world for farmed animals. But they join a long list of celebrities who advocate a vegan lifestyle. Most recently, singers Drake, Will.i.am, and Lauren Jauregui; actresses Edie Falco and Laverne Cox; and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown announced they’d switched to a plant-based diet.
From throwing chicks into macerators to tearing baby cows from their mothers, the factory farming industry routinely abuses animals. What’s worse, this systematic torture is 100 percent legal.