Famed vegan comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently spoke with the Associated Press about her journey toward veganism—and, according to her, it was challenging at times. The Emmy award-winning host, who frequently discusses her dietary choice on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, had a tough time giving up the meat-laden foods of her native New Orleans, even struggling to maintain a vegetarian diet for longer than six months on her first attempt. In order to give up animal products for good, DeGeneres educated herself about the horrors of the meat and dairy industries by watching undercover footage and reading pro-vegan literature. “It takes a click, just one light bulb, and you’re like ‘I can’t do that anymore,’” she says.
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