Kat Von D: "Veganism Is Consciousness"
Kat Von D continues to inspire people with her commitment to animal rights. She reflected that commitment when she announced that she was transforming Kat Von D Beauty to be completely vegan and cruelty-free, and her efforts were acknowledged and awarded during Farm Sanctuary’s 2016 Gala, where she was honored with the Compassion in Action Award.
The “celebrated tattoo artist, model, musician, entrepreneur and television personality” was recently interviewed by Mercy For Animals, and was asked about why she initially became a vegan. She responded:
“After being a vegetarian for years, I stumbled upon the documentary Forks Over Knives. The straightforward information on food and its direct connection to the current state of the world’s bad health just hit home with me. After watching it, I never looked back.
She stated that in the beginning she “foolishly” saw the change as one focused solely on diet rather than lifestyle, and gradually educated herself on veganism being “obviously so much for than that.” In terms of what veganism means to her today, Von D stated:
“Veganism changed me. It taught me to look past myself–to consider how my choices affect others–the animals, the people around me, and the planet we live on. To me, veganism is consciousness.”
She also talks about her personal approach to animal rights, the process of giving her makeup line a full vegan makeover, and why she is inspired by the work of Mercy For Animals. You can read the entire interview here.
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