Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Former Model Heather Mills has become a vegan. The former model, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has decided to take her vegetarianism a step further after learning about farming methods and the impact they have on the environment.
Heather, who plans to use her celebrity status to highlight the benefits of veganism, said: "I'm a vegan now - a healthy diet which saves animals, something very important to me as I detest cruelty. Following a plant-based diet not only benefits your health massively but also makes a huge difference to the planet, to animals and to feeding the world. My hope is to continue to put the message out there."
Vegans do not eat meat, fish or any dairy products and also refuse to use any products or clothing made from animals. One of Heather's main reasons for becoming a vegan is her objection to the way milk is produced. She added: "It is the obscenity of taking newborn calves away from their mothers so we can have their milk - a product designed by evolution for little cows, not little people, or big people for that matter. I could never go back to eating meat, fish or dairy. I hate the cruelty of factory farming."
Paul's late wife Linda was a strict vegetarian and converted her husband to the way of life in 1975. She also had her own line of meat-free products and cookbook range.