Ironman Actor Robert Downey Confesses that Lately, He Can’t Live without His Rescued Animals
Animals do give emotional support to people who, in return, care for animals, too. Actor Robert Downey, Jr., who portrays Iron Man in the Marvel MCU series, has always been vocal about his love for animals. The superhero captured his followers by exhibiting the more humanitarian side of him with his pets.
Robert also represented the famed Doctor Dolittle, a physician who can talk with animals. For him, it would not have been difficult, the capacity to converse with them literally is fantasy, but in his house in Malibu, he has various animals of different sorts.
He and his wife Susan rescued two cats who quickly became a member of his family.
Monty and D’Artagnan are the names of the two rescue cats who were accepted by the famous Hollywood actor.
Robert acknowledged that he does not value his life anymore without the animals he has rescued.
In 2017, he rescued Moly, a black cat that needed an opportunity to have a warm home. He was afforded the safety and love that he deserved after suffering a difficult past.
Moly is kind and sociable, and he has always been glad and lucky enough to have the adoration of his family that loves him so much.
Susan stated that D’Artagnan is often difficult to comprehend, thus it is hard for them to discern if he is joyful or in a foul mood. They describe him as a very drowsy cat, however he interacts amicably with the rest of the pets in the house despite his specific temperament.
The actor stated that he first refused to adopt rescued animals because he was really pained by the predicament they faced, but now he could not resist putting them in his house permanently and now believes that he could not live without them.
In addition to cats and dogs, the Downey house also has alpacas, animals that look like llamas, and they keep them as pets.
The actor’s residence features big green backyards in which the animals enjoy much like in their natural habitat.
The backyard full of animals has attracted a lot of curiosity from people since it was constructed with sustainable architecture and contains rescued animals such as goats, chickens, pigs, and cows, in addition to alpacas.
Robert Downey said that he shifted to a vegan diet after being aware of the harsh treatment that animals undergo.
During the premiere of the film Dr. Dolittle, he acknowledged his enthusiasm for his wife’s talent as a producer and commented:
“She is the most incredible creative producer in the history of cinema, and I make funny faces for money and chicken, although now I don’t eat chicken anymore. I’m embracing a plant-based diet,” he stated.
The actor formed the charity named The Footprint Coalition, to unite robots and nanotechnology to clean up the planet.
His choice to transition to a vegan diet will contribute to this objective because livestock processing is one of the businesses that creates the most plastic garbage in the oceans and causes climate change.
Actress Ruby Rose, who played Batwoman in DC’s Arrowverse, is likewise in support of safeguarding the planet and animals.
She followed the trend of transitioning to a vegan diet when she learnt about the harsh treatment endured by the animals we consume.
“I routinely ate something called ‘shark fin soup’ and didn’t know about it. I asked my mum whether that was built from the fin of a real shark, and she said, “Oh no, honey, of course not.” After finding that it actually was, I got really upset, I grieved for three weeks.”
“It felt more worse that sharks merely had their fins cut off and that they remained there without being able to move. That truly worried me, I used to have dreams that they were in the water without fins and I couldn’t eat any fish anymore.”
The followers of Robert Downey and all the real-life heroes who join to fight for the rights of animals and our planet welcome his actions and motivate others to strive for the same cause.