Mena Suvari says vegan pregnancy is safe and healthy in a new campaign
Actress Mena Suvari is encouraging everyone to go vegan with a new advertising campaign run in collaboration with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). As part of the visual campaign, Suvari, who is expecting her first child with husband Michael Hope in spring, is portrayed naked with an oversized avocado over her baby bump with the slogan “Go vegan, baby!”.
“With all I know about the cruelty of the meat industry and the health benefits of veganism, I knew I wanted to raise my son to be a kind, loving, and empathetic person, and I think that can start with how we eat one Family, ”said Suvari PETA.
Suvari’s vegan pregnancy
The 41 year old american beauty The actress has been vegan since 2017 and married Hope in 2018. The couple tried to conceive for more than a year before Suvari became pregnant in July. The actress is planning a home birth and will name her son after Hope’s grandfather, Suvari said People. “It’s still that process for me to believe and accept that something so beautiful could happen for me,” said Suvari.
Suvari has been an active animal rights activist in recent years. In 2019, the Rhode Island-born actress wrote a letter to home state spokesman Nicholas A. Mattiello to support House Bill 5267, which banned the use of live animals in medical training programs – a practice Rhode still uses Brown University Island. Last year Suvari starred in an anti-fur film Hide with music by vegan pop star Billie Eilish and a message about the cruelty of exploiting animals for fashion.
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