20 February 2019Articles

Emily Deschanel Reveals All About Vegan Parenting

LIVEKINDLY – Vegan actor and mom Emily Deschanel, the titular star of the Fox drama “Bones,” has shared her parenting tips and why she values compassion toward animals and the environment above all.

She revealed her tips on the new vegan podcast Switch4Good, co-hosted by Olympic silver medalist cyclist Dotsie Bausch and “Baywatch” star and health coach, Alexandra Paul.

Deschanel, a vegan of 25 years, first became vegetarian “on the spot” after watching the 1991 documentary “Diet for a New America,” based on the 1987 bestselling book by John Robbins, the heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune. After the screening, she was further convinced by a debate between doctors on whether meat and dairy are healthy. About two years later, at age 17, she adopted a plant-based diet.

“It convinced me about – you know, it’s all about the impact on the environment that meat and dairy has and that factory farming has on the environment, and what it does to the animals, how horribly they’re kept,” she said on the podcast. “How horribly they’re treated and killed for us to eat, and then it’s about how it affects our health. It was always the triple-whammy that really affected me.”

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