Shock rocker and longtime vegan Rob Zombie spoke to GQ about the decision behind him taking up a vegan diet. He told the outlet that meat would “just taste awful.” Zombie went vegan nine years ago and hasn’t looked back.

Asked what led him to cut out meat, Zombie shared, “I never really liked eating meat. Whenever I was served pork chops or something it would just taste awful to me. We’re all brainwashed from the moment we’re born that all the cows are happy and the pigs are happy and everybody’s so happy and it’s all “Old McDonald Had a Farm.” And then I saw a movie that was the first time I really saw how brutal and disgusting factory farming was. That’s when I was, like, “I’m done.”

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He went vegan cold turkey nine years ago, after eating eggs for breakfast. The singer says he’s impressed with how far vegan options have come, “Every day it gets easier, and every day the food gets better. Veggie burgers used to be like tasteless hockey pucks, and now they’re so delicious.”

As for meals, Zombie relies on oatmeal, fruit, or toast for breakfast. For lunch, he points to frozen burritos, pad thai, and salads. He opines on vegetables, especially the ones from his garden, “Salad used to be awful iceberg lettuce and a tasteful tomato. That’s why so many people don’t care about vegetables, we grew up eating vegetables that had no taste. When you get good vegetables that are prepared right, they’re super delicious. We have a pretty big garden, and when you get stuff directly from your garden, you’re, like, woah. I didn’t realize the taste could vary that much.”

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