Chewbacca Has a Very Vegan Moment in The Last Jedi
The fluffy Star Wars icon refuses to eat a chicken-like carcass after connecting it to his wide-eyed Porg alien animal friends.
December 18, 2017
The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film features several animal-rights plot twists, including an overtly vegan scene starring iconic character Chewbacca. The scene unfolds as Chewbacca picks up a roasted porg (a wide-eyed, bird-like alien animal) with the intention of eating his/or her body while listening to an agitated group of porgs whimper in horror. Ultimately, Chewbacca opts not to eat the porg and befriends the group of space birds for the duration of the movie. While the film featured several scenes that were decidedly not vegan-friendly—such as Luke Skywalker milking a space walrus for her blue-hued milk—The Last Jedi explored a number of animal-rights centric themes. Fathiers—space horses—are liberated by character Rose Tico after she discovers they are being exploited for entertainment in wealthy city Canto Bight. Lastly, vulptexes (space foxes with crystal fur) are shown as intelligent beings that are instrumental in the film’s resolution.