VIDEO: ‘Artemis Fowl’ Star Ferdia Shaw Reveals Why He’s Vegan
With Artemis Fowl now out on Disney+”, PETA caught up with the film’s star, Ferdia Shaw, for a new video to discuss the lessons he’s learned from his animal companions – and why he wishes everyone were vegan.
In the video, the compassionate young actor says there’s no difference between the animals in his family and a pig or a cow in the meat industry:
“They’re both animals, and they both just need love. [I]t’s disgusting how they’re treated on these farms. They’re living in their own filth, and some animals don’t even ever see the light of day. In 50 years’ time, I hope that we will look back on our treatment of animals with disgust.”
Ferdia joins a growing list of celebrities – including Paul McCartney, Peter Dinklage, and Alan Cumming – who have teamed up with PETA or its international affiliates to promote kindness towards animals.
All animals reared for food are exploited and abused. Females are repeatedly forcibly impregnated. Babies are torn away from their mothers, mutilated, and kept in filthy and severely crowded conditions. Then, often when they’re only a few months old, they endure a stressful and terrifying trip to the abattoir, where many are killed while still conscious.
There are so many delicious and healthy plant-based options available that following in Ferdia’s footsteps and going vegan is now easier than ever. Order our free vegan starter kit to get more tips from PETA on eating vegan and to show that you’re serious about ending animal exploitation and taking a stand against speciesism.