The “Vegan Diet” is something that is becoming more mainstream and trendy in the last couple of years. Sure, it is great that less animals are being killed, and vegan products are becoming more accessible. However, I’m still not sure I get the Vegan “Diet.” Being vegan isn’t just a diet, it is an ethical way of living your life where you make a choice not to exploit animals in any way, whenever possible. This includes diet, but also other things: clothing, cosmetics, etc. That is why it is refreshing to hear from a celebrity who gets this. An interview with Ellen on why she became a vegan is available here.
She refers to Earthlings, a documentary about factory farming quite often. I was unable to watch the entire thing, as I found it too upsetting. However, from what I’ve seen, I can tell it is a great film with some powerful images.