Britain’s Got Talent judge and ‘vegetarian’ Alesha Dixon has made a bold statement about meat. The 39-year-old claimed that if she ran the country she would make killing animals for meat completely illegal.
The former Mis-Teeq member, claims that although health drives her dietary choices, she also loves animals. A mother-of-one, Alesha ditched meat in 2012.
Although Alesha still eats dairy products and eats seafood, she suggests it was her mum – who is vegan – who influenced her turn pescatarian. Pescatarian is a term used to describe those who don’t eat meat but do consume fish.
‘My mum is vegan and I think she’s had a big influence on me over the years. I guess she finally cracked me.’
‘I’d make smoking illegal and I’d ban the slaughter of animals for food or anything,’ the star claimed.
‘So, I’d close down every factory responsible for either and make it illegal to smoke or eat meat. Everyone would be fine, trust me!’
Despite giving up drinking cow’s milk, and opting for almond milk instead, the star does still consume dairy products.
Unfortunately, the dairy and egg industries are also responsible for the death of many animals. Veal is a ‘by-product’ of milk production as male cows cannot be used in the milk industry, unless for their sperm.
It’s unclear whether Dixon intends to make the switch to veganism at any time, but it seems her mum would likely support the decision.
Alesha, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007, went on to become a judge on the show.
She said: “I listen to what my body wants. I gave up meat for many reasons, but mainly my love of animals”.