When Kareena Kapoor found out that she was expected to eat scrambled eggs during a scene in her upcoming movie Short Term Shaadi, she screamed, “Cut!”
Kareena, the winner of PETA India’s 2008 Sexiest Vegetarian contest, told director Shakun Batra that she wouldn’t eat eggs and suggested that they use eggless pancakes in the breakfast scene. Said Kareena, “Even if the scene required it, I won’t have such food. I have laid down that rule and explain my stance when I’m doing any film”.
Why go egg-free? Chickens are egregiously abused on egg farms. They are crammed into wire cages that are so small that the birds can’t even spread a single wing. The ends of their beaks are cut off with a hot blade, causing them chronic and acute pain. At the end of their miserable lives, they are packed onto lorries and transported to the abattoir, where their throats are cut in full view of one another.
Besides her acting, Kareena deserves accolades for speaking out against such cruelty.
Thank you for thinking about chickens, Kareena!