31 May 2011

Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Love dogs but pigs go in 'freezer'

Megan Fox’s replacement in the Transformers film franchise, Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, apparently not only knows her stuff on the runway but is quite adept at farming as well.

Which makes total sense considering the 24-year-old actress grew up on her family’s self-sufficient farm in England.

And apparently this life experience has taught Huntington-Whiteley detachment from the animals destined to be dinner.

In an interview with Complex, the new Transformers beauty was asked if she gets sad when it’s time to kill a chicken. She responded with a pithy, “No.”

Furthermore, life on the farm has given her insight on the differences between pets and animals like say cows, chicken and bacon, I mean pigs.

"I know where my food comes from. I don't get sad 'cause you don't build relationships with those animals," Huntington-Whiteley told Complex. "I'm a farm girl; there's the pigs, that's the dog that I play with and love, but it's the pig that's gonna be in the freezer next month."

In other words, she truly seems to be the girl next door.

Because is there anything more down to earth and commonplace than differentiating farm animals and family pets?

Unfortunately probably not.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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