While Alicia Silverstone is a rock-steady vegetarian today — it wasn’t alway that way growing up. “I didn’t grow up on vegetarian food,” she explains. “I ate the same things that everyone else did. There were times when I would get selfish and eat meat – at eight years old it’s hard to stick to your guns – and so through the years I was always starting and stopping trying to be a vegetarian.”
According to Starpulse, it was a stint saving dogs from experimentation that finally turned the actress against meat for good.
She explains, “I started thinking, ‘Why am I saving one animal and still eating steak? How can I love these creatures so much… and keep eating meat?’ Ultimately I thought that if I wasn’t ready to eat a dog, I shouldn’t be eating meat at all.”
Want some more Alicia? Check out our exclusive interview with her from last month’s Heart of Green Awards.