Alan Cumming Says Eating Vegan Keeps Him Young and Energized in New PETA Video

 

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13 September 2016

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ALAN CUMMING SAYS EATING VEGAN KEEPS HIM YOUNG AND ENERGIZED IN NEW PETA VIDEO
Scottish Actor Promotes Benefits of Plant-Based Meals for Human Health, Animals, and the Environment

Edinburgh – Taking time out of his “Sappy Songs” tour, Scottish actor and gay icon Alan Cumming spoke with PETA in an exclusive new video revealing how ditching meat and dairy foods for tasty vegan meals has increased his energy and reduced his environmental impact.

Cumming was recently featured in a PETA US campaign sporting a pink T-shirt that reads, “Not a Dairy Queen” – and in the new video, he credits dumping dairy foods with resolving certain health issues. “My skin cleared up – I used to have rosacea”, he says. “My voice – you know, I would kind of have mucousy things going on. And that’s all to do with dairy.”

The actor admits that swapping cholesterol-laden animal foods – which are linked to heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes – for healthy, delicious plant-based meals makes him feel great, inside and out: “I feel much better. I feel I’ve got more energy. I feel cleaner. I feel younger.”

Cumming also points out that vegan meals are better for the environment, saying, “One of the biggest causes of global warming is because the meat industry, and literally the flatulence of cows in our world is causing a big problem”.

After Cumming’s performance at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, PETA –  whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – handed out free vegan ice cream in celebration of the Scottish city, which was recently named most vegan-friendly city in the UK.

Cumming joins a growing list of celebrities – including Joaquin Phoenix, Vivienne Westwood, Pamela Anderson, and David Haye – who have teamed up with PETA to promote healthy, humane meat-free meals.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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