James Cromwell is an outspoken vegan and animal advocate. He has narrated Farm to Fridge, an eye-opening film about the way animals are raised for food, and encouraged others to go vegan by saying “If you love animals, don’t eat them.” Now, the actor has opened up about his love for all animals and what inspired him to go from vegetarian to ethical vegan over 15 years ago.
James explains that he had been a vegetarian since the 1970's, and it was his experience while filming a movie that led to his vegan diet. “I was doing a picture in Australia called Babe, working with a lot of animals and animal trainers. I cared about their welfare and then of course you have lunch and it’s all there in front of you, and I thought I should go the whole hog, so to speak. So I made that decision and kept that during the shooting."
His advice for transitioning to a vegan diet? “Start with one meal a day, then up it to one day a week, then one week a month. Work your way into not consuming animals and animal products and inform yourself. It doesn’t take anything at all, and it’s very easy to do. Then you start to think, ‘What else?’ This process begins your consciousness.”
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