Kate Nash 'I Went Vegan After Watching Okja - I Never Thought I Would'
Animal lover Kate Nash has revealed why she went vegan (Photo: Instagram/Kate Nash) - Media Credit:

Kate Nash ‘I Went Vegan After Watching Okja – I Never Thought I Would’

By

4 Minutes Read

Kate Nash has revealed that she went vegan after watching the movie Okja.

The Netflix film, which has an animal rights perspective, tells the story of ‘superpig’ Okja, who has been genetically modified to feed as many people as possible. It was directed by Bong Joon-ho and stars Ahn Seo-hyun and Tilda Swinton.

After Okja‘s release in 2017, vegan charity PETA credited the film with inspiring people to try a plant-based diet, saying that Google searches for the word ‘vegan’ had surged and that requests for its Vegan Starter Packs doubled in the month of its release.

Going vegan

Nash – famous for her recording career and performance in Netflix hit show Glow – was among those inspired to question factory farming after watching the film, which tells the story of Okja, who grows up with young girl Mila. When the super-corporation who ‘owns’ Okja try to take the animal to slaughter, a dramatic battle ensues.

Writing on Instagram about how the film inspired her, Nash said: “I decided to go vegan after watching Okja with my dog. At the end of the film, there is a scene where all the pigs are being kept in factory farm conditions. They are all shot in the head by a machine for food.

“I realized how much I hate the current state of the farming industry, the mass production of meat, and the impact it has on our Earth and how we treat animals. I decided then and there I could no longer participate in supporting that in any way.”

View this post on Instagram

This is something I wrote about why I personally chose to go vegan with pics of a delicious meal I got from @thekindsage ? I’m actually drooling rn. I think a lot of us are reflecting more and more about the choices we make and how they impact the planet and animals, especially during this time, I mean how could we not? There are so many delicious options for tasty vegan food out there. I really encourage you to try it and see if you like it. I was honestly so scared to even go vegetarian 11 years ago, I never dreamed I would be vegan. I used to think that was crazy. It’s been a journey to get here. But now I am so happy with my choice, I find it very fulfilling as it is a kind way to live and as a foodie I am extremely satisfied at the dinner table. Hard to believe I once had meat cravings. I encourage you to experiment with veganism and think about the ways it could benefit your life! It does take some getting used to at first, some effort, but that’s a good thing, it has built a better relationship for me with my mind & body, plus it’s easier than you think. I personally want animals to be totally free but it’s not about perfection, we have to start somewhere and we can all do our bit to help the planet right now. This is a huge and delicious way to help! Thanks @peta for asking me to share my thoughts. Animals are so pure, I love em so much ? #vegan #veganfood #veganlife #veganeats

A post shared by Kate Nash (@katenash) on

‘I encourage you to try it’

In a caption alongside the post, Nash encouraged her followers to also give a plant-based diet a go, saying ‘there are so many delicious options for tasty vegan food out there. I really encourage you to try it and see if you like it’.

She added: “I was honestly so scared to even go vegetarian 11 years ago, I never dreamed I would be vegan. I used to think that was crazy. It’s been a journey to get here. But now I am so happy with my choice, I find it very fulfilling as it is a kind way to live and as a foodie, I am extremely satisfied at the dinner table.

“Hard to believe I once had meat cravings. I encourage you to experiment with veganism and think about the ways it could benefit your life! It does take some getting used to at first, some effort, but that’s a good thing, it has built a better relationship for me with my mind and body, plus it’s easier than you think. I personally want animals to be totally free but it’s not about perfection, we have to start somewhere and we can all do our bit to help the planet right now.”

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.

heading/author

The Author

Robbie Lockie

Robbie Lockie is the co-founder and director of Plant Based News.

More by Robbie Lockie iconography/arrow-right

heading/comments

Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments [0]  
buttons/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top-small-active