martha
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats, Film/TV
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Photo: The Martha Stewart Show

Will Martha Stewart be the next big celebrity name to embrace an all-plant diet?

According to Vegansaurus, the media mogul spent a bit of time with her audience after this week’s vegan special answering questions and shooting the shit; when suddenly, she expressed her disgust of meat.

“I didn’t buy it from my regular butcher; I usually buy three pounds of good ground chuck and I took it home—this was from the supermarket—and I rolled it in my hands and my hands were stained red and I vowed I wouldn’t eat beef again… No really, it was horrifying… What the heck do they do to the beef that made my hands red? It shouldn’t do that.”

Welcome to the horrible reality of factory farmed meat, Martha! Apparently, the 69-year-old (anyone else shocked that she’s almost 70?) also said that she’s slowly moving towards a more plant-based diet. Awesome.

Now granted, Martha did not make these comments during the actual taping; which is a bummer. But making a conscious effort in her personal life to consume less meat would definitely shade her empire a bit more green.

Check out Vegansaurus’ full report on Martha’s vegan show here – which includes an amusing “Oh no, you didnt’!’ moment involving honey.

Note: Vegansaurus appears to be currently down. In the meantime, check out a cached version of the page here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Christy Sablan

    Great show! I loved that Martha let her guests talk about the vegan lifestyle and why it’s important for not only our health but for the compassion of all living things.

    Vegansaurus is in the process of switching their domain from GoDaddy to another company.

    • Conrad

      Animal rights is not about Treatment of animals, its about animal USE. I appreciate that somewhat of a vegan message came out in your interview with Gene Baur, however Gene misrepresented a few things (don’t get me wrong, im very happy with the work that Farm Sanctuary does for the animals in its care, i just don’t care for their “activism”).
      All uses of animals is morally problematic (factory farm, family farm, “humane” animal farming, “organic” animal farming, dairy/egg industries, etc)

      Veganism isn’t a lifestyle, or about compassion. Its about justice owed to non-human animals. It is not charity towards other animals, its about fundamental justice issues. Its not about food, its about moral responsibility and non-violence.

  • georgina

    But it does become a lifestyle, and in many, many instances the concepts of animal rights and activism are born out of compassion. Once our eyes open to the horror and terror factory farmed animals, lab animals, animals in fur farms, bile farms, circuses, you mention it, experience, and we refuse to continue in our state of moral, ethical blindness, and hypocrisy then we turn all that fuel into activism.
    I am not disagreeing with you Conrad, but i think many people do their activism in their own ways. It is a personal battle to each person.

    • Conrad

      @ georgina,
      yes many people do their activism in their own ways, the issue is that some people do a poor job (ie send out conflicting messages, or send out the wrong message) and end up making more of a mess and moving the animal rights movement in the wrong direction. Saying to people that its about “eating more plants and eating less animals” (quote from Gene Baur) suggests that eating some animals is ok. Why didn’t he say “eating no animals”? What about wearing animals? Using animals in biomedical experiments? what about animals used in entertainment? Veganism is far from a diet.
      Martha:
      “what most consumers dont realize about the treatment of animals, um about the Bad treatment of animals raised for food is the factory farming, its the confinement, its the entire situation they are in…” (suggesting that their is a good way to use animals… not true)
      Gene:
      “we are now trying to pass laws to prevent some of the worst cruelties” (really? how are you defining levels of cruelty?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Bouesso-Rehbein/1138622662 Julie Bouesso Rehbein

    No way, Martha?! I welcome anybody who promotes a healthier lifestyle. I can’t help but to wonder if it’s a new phase, or a lifestyle to stay? I hope for the later…