Kristen Bell's dislike for meat began early on in her life, "I didn’t like to chew it, didn’t like the taste or smell of it, and just wasn’t having any of it. I was in the minority of kids who actually loved fruits and vegetables." But it wasn't just a taste issue. "I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn’t able to see a difference," the actress told Vegetarian Times. But it was Milan Kunder's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being that flipped the switch: "[It] said something like 'you can really judge people’s personalities based on how they treat those who are at their mercy'—in other words, animals. That’s a great way to live, because a lot of creatures in this world are defenseless and we have to be compassionate and aware."