Thom featured in Eat This!

by Jonathan on May 25, 2005

ThomThom is featured in a new film called Eat This! which is a documentary that explores the reality behind the livestock industry, and the ethics of eating meat.
Inspired by Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine and Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me documentaries, Eat This! is a collage of vox pops, animation, guerilla reportage and interviews with experts and celebrities.
In his interview, Thom outlines the reasons he stopped eating meat: “A list of things I guess. First thing was Meat is Murder, The Smiths. The second thing was getting sick all the time every time I ate meat -just getting sick a lot and the third thing was I started going out with this girl and I wanted to impress her so I pretended I’d been vegetarian all along and I immediately felt a lot better, a lot healthier. I was concerned, as many people are, about that you’re not going to get all the things you need in your diet, you’re going to get sick all the time, but the exact opposite happened to me, so I never looked back, it was never a problem straight off.”
Asked whether teenagers should care about factory farming, Thom retorts, “Yeah, they should care that society deems it necessary to create this level of suffering in order for them to eat food that they don’t need, they should care about that. There is enough suffering in the world and if you choose to physically ingest it, then you should at least be aware of what you’re doing rather than assuming that that’s your right as a human being to do it.”
You can view a clip on Thom’s interview at http://www.eatthis.org.uk/star_veggies.html.



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