HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights (Group) » Kevin Smith Says Veganism...

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 12:54 PM

Kevin Smith Says Veganism Reconciles His Childhood Promise to Love Animals

The Clerks filmmaker explains that he is now true to his younger self, who used to “love the sh*t out of animals.”

Famed filmmaker Kevin Smith explains his vegan journey in a moving new video with his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. In the film—produced by animal-rights organization Mercy For Animals—Kevin Smith praised his daughter for inspiring him to go vegan, stating that he was impressed with her tenacity to live her own truth. “It’s an incredible way to live your life, knowing that you aren’t harming any other living beings,” Harley Quinn Smith said about her reasons for going vegan. “We just want everybody to be compassionate and happy and free to live their lives without any suffering or pain.” Kevin Smith explained that he first adopted a plant-based diet as an experiment for six months after surviving a near-fatal heart attack last year. While Kevin Smith admits that he first changed his diet for “selfish” health reasons, he is now choosing to embrace the ethical side of veganism, explaining that he is happy with the compassionate person he has become. “I was the little kid that loved the sh*t out of animals,” Kevin Smith said. “And to be a 48-year-old man who delivered on the promise that that kid probably had in his heart … like that kid would have probably been confused, [and say], ‘We love animals. Why are we eating lamb?’” Harley Quinn Smith said that she never expected that her father would go vegan. “To say that he is a part of the vegan community,” she said, “it still shocks me every time.”

https://vegnews.com/2019/3/kevin-smith-says-veganism-reconciles-his-childhood-promise-to-love-animals


4 replies, 442 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Kevin Smith Says Veganism Reconciles His Childhood Promise to Love Animals (Original post)
demmiblue Apr 2019 OP
dubyadiprecession Apr 2019 #1
demmiblue Apr 2019 #2
athena Apr 2019 #3
Mendocino Apr 2019 #4

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 01:17 PM

1. I'm half vegan, half meat lover.

Moderation is self control against burn out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 01:39 PM

2. There is no such thing as half vegan.

Also, you are posting in the Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights (Group).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 04:37 PM

3. There is nothing moderate about killing animals and eating their flesh.

There is nothing moderate about the torture and suffering that goes on at factory farms. There is nothing moderate about pushing scared cows onto a dark and crowded truck and sending them to slaughter.

I am proud that I no longer support that sick and deplorable industry with my dollars. I only wish I had gone vegan sooner.

I’ve never heard of a vegan burning out. Veganism feeds the body and the soul. It’s living one’s life in conflict with one’s principles that causes burnout.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 02:40 PM

4. Half vegan...?

Is that like being half cannibal?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread