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Three global personalities—the Prince of Saudi, hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Carrie Anne Moss—are using their influence, and compassion, to show the world that one can indulge in fine cuisine without resorting to violence.
These three world figures know how to satisfy their own palates without causing an innocent being’s throat to be slit, or a helpless creature separated from family and then beaten to death.
‘Choose compassion over taste’ — Prince Khaled
“Peace starts at the table”, vegan Prince Khaled was quoted by Plantbasednews.org as saying. PBN added: “The animal advocate urged listeners to ‘choose compassion over taste’”.
In the PBN story posted Sept. 29, 2018, vegan and philanthropist Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal took a public stand against animal agriculture.
The Saudi Prince spoke on the topic from both an environmental and animal welfare perspective at the CEO Middle East Awards in Dubai, as reported by Arabian Business.
There, he urged the audience to consider the impact of meat, fish, and dairy–which he described as “the root of all evil”.
‘I don’t want to take babies away’ — Joaquin Phoenix
“Absurd and barbaric”, quipped Joaquin Phoenix when describing how he feels about eating animals.
In a story at livekindly.com, Phoenix was quoted as saying:“Me and my siblings witnessed fish being killed in a really violent and aggressive way. It was just absolutely obvious that it was something that we didn’t want to participate in and we didn’t want to support. To me, it just seems obvious. I don’t want to cause pain to another living empathetic creature.
“I don’t want to take babies away from (their mothers),” said Phoenix, on the dairy industry. Livekindly’s story described that, just like humans, to produce milk, cows must first give birth. After calves are born, they are often removed from their mothers. Male calves are then often sold into the veal industry. According to Free From Harm, there would be no veal industry without the dairy industry.
On chickens, Phoenix also stressed that they are also abused in factory farm conditions. In many cases, he said, they would be fattened up for slaughter in around 42 days. During this time, their bodies would struggle to carry their own weight.
“I don’t want to force (them) to be indoors and fattened up just to be slaughtered. It is absurd and barbaric.”
‘Cows feel like dogs’ — Carrie Ann Moss
In another story in livekindly.com, “The Matrix” trilogy star Carrie Ann Moss was said to regularly post images on social media about the benefits of whole, raw, and plant-based foods for both physical and mental well-being. The 52-year-old star was also reported to practice yoga and meditation.
The report also said that in 2003 Moss told Esquire about spending time with cows in France during the filming of Lasse Hallström’s 2000 drama “Chocolat”, and how that encouraged her to think about her relationship with meat. Moss was quoted as saying: “I would just set out into the pastures for hours, and I’d end up hanging out with the cows. They started to feel like my dogs to me. I got to know them really well and eventually decided it was weird to be having this relationship with these cows and still be eating meat.”
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