Hollywood Hunk Harrison Ford says he is no longer eating meat and dairy. “I know it’s not really good for the planet, and it’s not really good for me.”
Known for his iconic characters Han Solo in the Star Wars movies and intrepid explorer Indiana Jones he said while appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week, Ford told DeGeneres, “I eat vegetables and fish, no dairy, no meat. I just decided I was tired of eating meat and I know it’s not really good for the planet, and it’s not really good for me.”
This isn’t the first time the “Indiana Jones” star has spoken up for the environment. Last February, while speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, he said that climate change deniers are “on the wrong side of history.”
Later that year, the “Indiana Jones” star spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. There, he spoke about the importance of rainforest conservation and called on elected officials to take action on climate change.
“We’ve been talking about saving the Amazon for 30 years. We’re still talking about it,” he said. Ford added that the rainforest is “crucial to any climate change solution.”
This is due to its “capacity to sequester carbon, for its biodiversity, for its freshwater, for the air we breathe, for our morality.”
He continued, referencing climate activist Greta Thunberg’s iconic speech: “And it is on fire. When a room in your house is on fire, you don’t say, ‘there is a fire in a room in my house.’”
Ford added, “You say, ‘My house is on fire,’ and we only have one house.”
Movie Stars Embrace Veganism
Although Ford ditched meat and dairy for health and the planet, many actors are embracing veganism for ethical reasons.
Although he hasn’t spoken publicly about his diet, Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling rocked a vegan leather jacket in “Blade Runner 2049.” He has also spoken out against the dehorning practices used on cows by the National Milk Producers Federation.
“There is absolutely no reason—and no excuse—for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue,” Gosling told the HuffPost.
Longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix also brought widespread attention to the plight of cows in the dairy industry during his Best Actor Oscars speech for his performance in “Joker.”
“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow,” he said. “And when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then, we take her milk, that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”
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