Irish American actress, Kate Mara, has recently said that veganism is one of her five personal truths.
In an interview with Shape, Mara talked about animal rights and how important veganism is to her.
Mara has been a vegan for five years. She said, “I found it hard to give up cheese at first because I love it so much. But I haven’t missed meat at all.”
She 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,” she said.
Although she initially went vegan for her health, she embraced the vegan lifestyle after realising that working on behalf of animals is “life-changing”. She raised money for chimps abandoned by a medical organisation in Liberia two years ago and the project was a big success.
Speaking about the experience, she said, “I didn’t realise what I was missing until I started working with and for animals. To protect innocent creatures in ways they can’t do themselves is really an amazing thing.”
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