Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ecollywood: Emily Deschanel, TV crime solver and real-life animal crusader

Best known as the brilliant but socially awkward skeletal evidence analyst Dr. Temperance Brennan on the Fox series "Bones", Emily Deschanel is also a passionate animal rights activist who works on behalf of Farm Sanctuary, an organization based in Orland, Calif., and Watkins Glen, N.Y., that does outreach, education and political work, such as helping to pass Proposition 2 in California. “In Ohio there’s going to be a similar ballot initiative to ban battery cages for chickens, gestation crates for pigs, and veal crates,” notes Deschanel, who became a vegetarian 17 years ago (and later, a vegan) after seeing a documentary about the state of factory farms in the U.S.

“The more I learned about it, the more I was horrified and didn’t want to be a part of that,” she explains, recommending that MNN readers take a visit to the sanctuaries. “You get to know these animals and you wouldn’t want to eat them again.”

The article also talks about tonight's episode and the finale and let's other celebs tell what they do to reduce their carbon footprint.


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