Natalie Portman has been a constant fixture in some of our all-time favorite films, but not only is she a badass, Oscar-winning actress, she's also an animals rights and environmental activist. Now, she's bringing her voice to another issue close to her heart with Eating Animals, a new documentary produced and narrated by Natalie, exploring the "environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming."
While the new eye-opening doc explores how to be an ethical meat eater, Natalie herself is a vegan. So when she stopped by POPSUGAR New York in celebration of the new documentary, we had her debunk some common myths about vegans!
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oh, ok, alright..woman, i like the way you think..i mean the way you let others (your husband, especially kids) make their own choices/decisions and not shoving them your own..you're wiser than i thought, although even when you were only 12years old it was already written in your eyes that you are (and will be) an intelligent person with a sharp mind;..but if you still love Leon, eat meat at least once a week..cos he concerns/cares bout your well-being:*..
I’ve never liked meat since I was a child. It just doesn’t taste like anything if you don’t add seasoning, sauces etc. whilst you can pick a tomato from a garden and it has its taste, regardless of how you cook it. I don’t get why people have a problem with someone not eating meat.. I hate fries to, it tastes like salty napkin to me and people get triggered even for that. Why so much anger is beyond me..
Tired of hearing from lazy vegans that it's enough to skip meat once in a while. Why are you encouraging people to kinda sorta sometimes go vegan? Vegan or don't vegan, but don't encourage people to half ass a vegan lifestyle.
How about the medicines that people use? How is it possible to develop medicine without harming even a single animal? Arent flies and mosquitoes are living beings with sense of pain? What about worms, roaches and other beings that everyone kills knowingly or unknowingly day to day? Can I be a perfect vegan if my only motive was not to hurt animals? I think if I decide to be a vegan, I can't even breath because millions of organisms with their habitats is being destroyed also being regenerated with each of my breath... I don't even know what to do 😊 Anyways I respect your views Natalie 😊
Well, are we free to decide if those decisions implicates the torture and killing of sentient beings? If we were talking about dogs, instead of pigs or cows, we would never give the chance to decide, in this society. I'm not trying to being imperative, I just want people to empathize with these gentle animals that shares 60% of our genetic and comes from the same life source. Suggest you watch Earthling Ed videos =)
I am going to say something bad about her and then something good (I'll get the bad out of the way so I can end and leave all readers with something good):
The Bad - That shirt is... well... just no... You're gorgeous so you should never wear something that looks like you are a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Good - If you think she's impressive, just read her wiki page. I just did and she is so impressive! She inspires and shames me all at once. She has accomplished a whole lot beyond even acting, seems super smart, focused and driven. Just wow! I love women who are great role models like her. So inspirational!
Yeah, I'm really tired of the general idiot population thinking all vegans should look gaunt and sickly. If you look that way, maybe it's not for you, or maybe you're just not doing it right. But stop assuming. Vegans come in all shapes and sizes.
She seems sweet. Frankly, vegans love to tell people that they are vegan (even when no one asked). So maybe people wouldn’t ask dumb questions about it if vegans stopped talking about it all the time. I promise that most non-vegans do not care about what you eat.
I mean I personally couldn't be with someone who isn't vegan, Because it's how I live my life and the morals by which I live by, but none of my friends are vegan and I love them and would do anything for them ❤️
Portman is so cute and soft-spoken....she's the first Vegan I've seen who doesn't seem to come across like a wild-eyed Nazi who wants to attack meat-eaters.
She could've gotten a male model husband but I guess she wanted a "nice guy." Well there are nice guys who are also very good looking too-we shouldn't get discriminated cause we're pretty. lol
whats up with the little house on the prairie outfit...At least you aren't making your kids and husband become vegan. Most vegans I know will only be with someone who is also a vegan and will also make their kids vegan which isn't right in my opinion, that's like forcing religion on them.
Kristen Long consciousness and ability to feel pain is different. They are conscious of the environment surrounding them and can react to stimulus, but they don’t feel pain.
From an evolutionary point of view there is no need for plants to feel pain, pain is a signal to tell us we have to treat our bodies better and a signal for danger. We all know not to touch boiling water because we know that could cause pain. When preys are chased by predators they run because they know the predators could cause pain to them. Plants can’t escape so they have no need to feel pain
how about doing non-vegans? Things like.....Does suffering taste good? You drink milk? so you condone rape and the murder of innocent baby cows. Hopefully one day you will be raped or your child will be killed so you will know how cows feel. ewwww you are eating chicken periods. You eat meat so you don't have a soul, are not compassionate, are a murderer. Why don't you just eat (your pet). It is the same as when you eat meat......ect, ect.
i dont get asked any of these questions, cause i dont tell people im plant based, cause i know they truly dont care. my homies do assume and ask, and then i talk about my views, which 99% of the will resinate with theirs, it is then that i make them realise that they are pretty much posers for not living up too their beliefs. pretty much the same as religion, every one thinks they believe the right thing, but hardly ever practices what they preach ya know.
I dont think you need a excuse or a reason to be Vegan. I am sure if vegans stop trying to convert ppl into their cult and try to shame ppl for doing what they want or trying to disrupt a natural cultural behavior less ppl would hate vegans. But atm its a fking cult and only a few are not like that and they pay the price for the many.
I can list a million of things non vegans are tired of listening.
But anyways i dont understand this argument about animals x plants. They are both living things, but plants dont feel pain, but wait how much pain does the cow feel when we take the milk? How much pain does the milk feels when we make cheese? How much pain does the egg feels when we fry it? Plus I am sure the industry woul make a special beef for vegans where they would make it feel no pain before dying...
I've met a vegan & she was raised up from birth as one,she is one of them who doesn't want me eating meat when we're married, she gets upset by the human consumption of animal meat so her & her family are vegans from an animal cruelty standpoint.
There is something different about her as a vegan & one of them who eats chicken - they hate the idea of me becoming a vegan,they also don't like her & she is about the nicest person I've ever met.
So,me becoming vegan is more out of respect for her as animal cruelty is something she feels strongly about.
Is she a bright sort ? Well,we've got above average IQs (132),so we're finding that we're a good match.
GUYS, GUESS WHAT happened on my date? I told her I'm going full force back into veganism and she exclaimed "No!!! You shouldnt be vegan! You can't. It's not fair to the people in south America who need the quinoa that were stealing from them for this vegan fashion. It's just a fashionable thing people are doing!"... Needless to say I won't be seeing her again (for lots of other offensive stupid reasons too..)
You vegans in the comments are a sheer example of why people won’t switch over to veganism. You keep shunning people about the same food choices you’ve made before, everyone isn’t gonna jump into a diet because the internet says so and everybody isn’t gonna go vegan for the animals so stop pestering people and attempting to put them down over food.
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