The Australian actress has ditched meat for the animals and the environment.
Teresa Palmer was an on-off vegan for several years, before she decided she wanted to embrace the lifestyle for good.
On a podcast for The Grace Tales, the 34-year-old actress revealed that animal welfare and climate change were top contenders in driving her to switch to veganism.
“I just decided I don’t want to add to any more suffering in the world, including suffering of any sentient beings,” she said.
Palmer confessed that she wasn’t particular about the food she ate earlier and since the food “didn’t resemble an animal” she would eat it without sparing a thought.
However, the more she read about animal agriculture, the more she realized “It didn’t align with who I was, and I realised that I had this sort of cognitive dissonance and I was very disconnected from the food that I was eating.”
In addition, numerous reports on the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and climate change made her decision to switch even stronger.
“As an animal lover the more I read, I realised, ‘I actually can’t do this anymore’. And then of course all the studies came out about its impact on the environment and how animal agriculture is one of the leading reasons we have climate change,” she explained in the audio.
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Mama bear and her cubs shot by @gemma_peanut. I loved chatting to @thegracetales for their first ever podcast, thank you for including me 💗🙏 We talk about navigating all the big changes of late and how we can be of service and supportive to others throughout this period. We also chat letting go of mummy guilt, why I started @lovewell.earth with one of my best friends @christianeduigan and the reason behind dedicating an entire chapter to Pregnancy Loss in @swrightolsen and I’s new book for @yourzenmama “Zen Mamas; Finding your path through pregnancy, birth and beyond”. What a lovely hour spent with @georgieabay, you can find the link to the podcast over on the @thegracetales website and a link to check out our new book (just in time for Mothers Day) in my bio. 🙏🙏💗💗 p.s link in my bio is only for Aussies, international folk can purchase the book from @swrightolsen’s bio. Thank you! xx
Humane and considered approach to food
The mother of four has been switching between vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian diets for many years in the past however has now been a committed vegan ‘for a full year’ and can’t think of reversing her diet.
In an interview last year, she told OK! Australia that her children had initially turned her onto a vegan diet.
“I’ve been a pescatarian for many years, but their compassion and kindness has inspired me to adopt a more humane and considered approach to food,” she said in the interview.
Palmer and husband Mark Webber welcomed their third child Poet, a baby girl last April. The couple also have 2 sons Bodhi, 6, and Forest, 3.
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