It was in her days as a drama student that Joanna, the wonderfully
popular and outspoken defender of animals, became vegetarian. She
showed in the Avengers that she could be wonderfully sultry as
Purdy and in Absolutely Fabulous, displayed what a brilliant comedy
actress she is. She claims that her diet keeps her healthy. "I’m
not ill – I’m never ill. I travel all over the
world and go to places like India and I eat my wonderful fruits
and vegetables and I never get hippy tummy. I couldn’t possibly
have it any other way."
had to be thin as thin and the craze diet was steak and grapefruit.
I remember cutting into a steak and for the first time in my stupid
life, I realised I was cutting flesh. That was it! Now, I feel
absolutely sick when I think of the things we do to animals and
to anyone who claims we have the best welfare in the world, I would
say: ‘Who says so?’ We can end cruelty
to animals and Viva! is right there, with a V at its front, spearheading
into the future. Go Viva! .
think of factory farming I think of sows gnawing at bars as they
descend into madness. Viva! has my support.
is an urgent need to stop live horse export for meat once and for
all. People must take action and support Viva!’s
campaign to end the suffering.
has grown rapidly from nothing and it is now making real changes – to
the way people think about animals and what they choose to eat.
I’m right behind them.
For more on Joanna:
- Not in my Name
Celebrities speak from the
heart to condemn factory farming. Contains powerful undercover
footage. Brilliant for persuading cynics and doubters. View
it online or buy
your copy here.