Monday, April 27, 2009

Emily Deschanel says "Meat's not Green"

Almost everyone knows that I'm a big fan of the show Bones, so you could imagine my happiness when Emily Deschanel, the star of Bones, teamed up with PETA. Emily talks about how "Meat is not Green" and how the best thing you could do for the planet is stop eating meat. She also talks about how her going vegan has helped her body tremendously. Can you not love her?! Is awesome to see that there are still people out there that use their fame to help the planet.

Here Emily is in her own words:

The interview:

Do you have any animal companions? I don't have any animal companions right now. My amazing dog Snookie passed away a year ago. She was 17 years old. I miss her. She was super sweet and smart. I'm not ready for another animal in my life right now, especially because I wouldn't have the time to take proper care of them (we work 16- to 17-hour days). I look forward to the day I can bring another animal into my home. They enrich our lives so much! Of course, I would adopt!
What made you decide to go vegan? In high school, a teacher screened the documentary "Diet for a New America" based on the book of the same name. It exposes the dirty business of factory farms: the cruelty that the animals experience, the dangers of a meat-based diet to your health, and the devastating environmental impact. I decided to go vegetarian on the spot with the intention to go completely vegan when I was ready. It took me two years. I've never looked back.
What are some of your favorite vegetarian foods? I love anything Dave Anderson makes at
Madeleine Bistro in Los Angeles, and I love the food at Candle 79 in New York City. I'm obsessed with cookies from Sun Flour Bakery.
I don't really cook for myself right now since my schedule is insane. I look forward to the day I can pick up my
Veganomicon cookbook and go to town!! I also indulge in raw chocolate on a daily basis.
If you could make people wake up to one issue involving animals or one particular form of cruelty to animals, what would it be and what would you wish for? In my experience, the issue that is avoided the most is [raising] animals for food, specifically factory farms. Nothing makes me more upset than when someone says they don't want to know about the horrors going on. Ten billion animals every year in North America have to live and die in horrible ways; the least we can do is hear about it. I have hope, though. More and more people are going veg and vegan. Look at the popularity of
Skinny Bitch and PETA as an organization and how they have changed people's minds about animals and food. It is so much better than it was almost 16 years ago when I made the switch to being vegan.

I have Veganomicon and Diet for a New America too!!!!! She rocks.....if you want to know more about how eating meat affects the enviorment, click here.
Remember to watch Bones every Thursday at 7/8 pm, and make some cookies to snack on while you enjoy the show.


andrea. said...

waaa, yo también tengo veganomicon ^-^

te recomiendo que hagas los 'jelly cupcake donuts' (si es que aún no los has hecho :p) con mermelada barata de uva son lo mejorr

saludos !

andrea said...

hola, soy andrea (durr, sí, la misma del comentario de arriba)
abrí otro blog, sólo que éste es de comida :)
ya tenía tiempo queriendo abrir uno y nomás no me animaba..pero, al fin..aquí está !

ya estoy harta de ver todas esas recetas que son disque de comida mexicana y ni al caso, (sobre todo, harta de restaurantes en EEUU de comida que ni a texmex llega, como: taco bell, ortega's, rubio's, y la lista puede seguir...)
sólo he subido una receta, pero próximamente tendré más ; )
que estés bien !

espero que te guste mi blog..bye n_n !

Anonymous said...

Ta Güena la "Huesuda "