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Casey Kasem (taped interview ’90)

Updated June 2, 2014

Casey Kasem

Radio personality and voice actor Casey Kasem talks with Dr. McDougall about the social issues that led him to a vegan diet. As a child Kasem says he didn’t feel right about eating meat, and today feels compelled to educate others about industrialized agriculture and the poor living conditions of chickens, pigs, and calves. As a well-known celebrity and an outspoken animal rights activist, Kasem says he is not deterred by any potential backlash from sharing his progressive views with America: “I feel that this is much more important than if I do another commercial or if I get another sponsor for my radio show,” he says. “What’s terrific today is the idea that as a vegetarian you are not only making a contribution to the animals, but also to your health and the safety of the planet,” says Kasem.

Note: This is a taped interview from “Your Good Health” (12/19/90), hosted by Dr. McDougall.

Download Casey Kasem (taped interview) – Duration: 33:07