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Casey Affleck opening vegan restaurant?
Actor's new nosh spot in L.A. almost certain to be animal-free.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 02:25 PM
In an interview with USA Today
, Casey Affleck let slip that he's putting the final touches on opening a new restaurant in Los Angeles.
While celebrity-backed eateries are nothing new, it's worth keeping an eye on this one as it most likely will embrace the 34-year-old's strict vegan diet.
“When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry,'" he said in a recent PSA for animal-rights org PETA
. “Chickens, cows and pigs in factory farms spend their whole lives in filthy, cramped conditions, only to die a prolonged and painful death.”
Affleck, whose wife is also vegan, has been a fan of the no-animal-products diet for the past 15 years. No word yet on what his new eatery will be called.
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