Joan Jett Doesn't Want You to Eat Meat
By Amber James Posted May 13th 2010 02:20PM
Jett has been a vegetarian for almost 20 years and admits to PopEater that she could not "see the distinction between a pig and a cow or my dog." Now, she's urging others to think about their health before they chomp into another hamburger.
Jett spoke with PopEater about her latest campaign and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' upcoming tour with Green Day. Watch:
Rocking out on stage, Jett didn't want to be weighed down by the food she was consuming. "I didn't feel good eating meat. It felt very heavy, like it never left my body," she said.
"Being on stage, I didn't want to feel [that heavy feeling], so I stopped eating meat initially for that reason."
Her health is the "number one reason" for not eating meat. Then came her moral decision. "I've been an animal lover since I was conscious," she said.
"It was really about reassessing what I had an appetite for. I always liked fruits and vegetables, so it was really just a matter of cutting out meat and adding more of the other things -- like pasta and beans. "
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