Mayim Bialik has transformed herself into a ‘50s housewife, and not just for PETA, but for the sake of animals and to show others why it’s important to rid households of meat.
The brand-spanking new PETA ad depicts the dangers meat pose such as beef recalls, heart disease, strokes and diabetes. The Emmy-nominated actress and PETA both believe such troubles can be avoided by cutting out meat.
For years now, “The Big Bang Theory” actress and her family have maintained a vegan diet.
As she says in the video, “As a mom, as a mom of two vegan kids, I think it’s really important to put kind of a young mom face on this aspect of veganism, which is completely compatible with being parent and raising healthy kids.”
What really changed her mind about going vegan was Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals.” It was a huge inspiration and she refers to it as “the nail in the coffin.”
“I think the most significant shift for me was I used to feel guilty,” Bialik says. “Even as a child, I felt very guilty about eating animals and never knew that there was something to do about it. And as I got older, it became clearer that there are things that I can do and choices I can make.”
Some of the best information she’s ever received is from PETA. To “find the foods that already do not require meat and find the foods that do not necessarily require dairy, or for which there are substitutes that you find palatable.”
When you go vegan it doesn’t mean you have to eat strange foods, but can eat dishes you’re already used to. For Bialik, she eats pasta marinara, salads and Asian and Mediterranean foods. It’s that simple and delicious.
For more information, watch the video and listen to Bialik’s advice.