Pork gets the chop thanks to Kevin Bacon's piggy pals...why the Hollywood star now says no to bacon

Kevin has taken bacon off the menu! credit:Bang Showbiz
Kevin has taken bacon off the menu! credit:Bang Showbiz

Kevin Bacon no longer eats meat from a pig because lives on a farm.

The 65-year-old actor - who is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick - has decided to keep pigs, as well as goats, at his Connecticut farmhouse and no longer feels able to put the animals on his plate despite his famous moniker.

He told People's Sexiest Man Alive issue: "I no longer eat goat and I no longer eat pig, because I have goats and I have pigs. My wife is like, ‘We can’t get any more animals, because you’re going to stop eating everything!"

The 'Footloose' star - who also has three alpacas and three horses at home - went on to add that he "loves" animals and also grows fresh produce on his farm so is able to enjoy fresh vegetables while he feels he is doing his bit for the environment.

He added: "I love animals, they are a joy to be around, and they’re very, very calming for me. But we also really love to go into the garden and get fresh herbs or tomatoes or basil or peppers or zucchini.

"Taking something hot off the vine that feels warm and smells like it’s been created by all these natural forces of the sun and air and water and earth and dirt, and then putting it back into your body to sustain yourself…it’s a great lesson in terms of just how important it is to do our best to try to protect this boat that we’re all riding in."

The Emmy Award-winning star - who has Travis, 34, and Sosie, 31, with Kyra - also explained that while he enjoys eating out, he prefers to stay at home to dine so he can have "more control" over what he chooses to eat.

He said: "I feel like if you’re always eating out or you’re always getting something to go, then you’re always giving your power over to the people that are going to prepare the food for you. I can’t do that my whole life. I need to have a little bit more control over what I’m putting in my body."