Famous Vegans And Vegetarians
Not that long ago, vegetarian and veganism as diets were reserved for mostly hippies and those who believed that what they eat affects the Planet. However, these diets moved from mainstream stages to millions of homes across the globe in the last few decades.
Now, vegetarianism and veganism are more of a lifestyle and a long-term decision to avoid harming animals, the environment, and your health. More and more people are choosing to consume these diets for various reasons. Many celebrities have talked about these diets for decades, while some are just starting their journey as vegetarian or vegan. Read on to learn who among stars decided to abandon meat and go for more green options.
10. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Both Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been vegan since 2008. The main reason for these decisions was of ethnical nature, and they have always talked about it openly.
DeGeneres even said, “I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.”
9. Mike Tyson
More and more professional athletes are choosing to remove meat from their diet and dairy products. Many decide to go vegan for medical reasons, and Mike Tyson is one of them. Consequently, Mike is declared a vegan since 2010.
This is what he had to say about his new diet, “I just felt like changing my life, doing something different. And so I became a vegan.” Tyson also said that a vegan diet gave him another opportunity to live a more full and healthier life.
8. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is a long-time vegetarian. She has been vegetarian for two long decades, and she could never return to eating meat. She decided to start her vegan diet after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals.
Natalie believes that animals have personalities, that they can feel pain like people can, and she is strongly against animals’ torture. Portman shared her thoughts on this die on her blog.
7. Liam Hemsworth
Hemsworth made a life-changing decision to switch from a regular meat-based diet to veganism, for both health and ethical reasons. Liam is a real example of how veganism can affect well on physical appearance.
Veganism isn’t something that Liam took on lightly. He did enormous research first, leaner about the mistreatment of animals, and decided that he couldn’t continue to eat meat.
6. Paul McCartney
Just like Natalie Portman, Paul McCartney is a long-time vegetarian. He’s also known for his animal rights campaigns with PETA, and he is always willing to talk about his beliefs and animal-cruelty world.
His decision to become a vegetarian came from a very unusual moment while he was fishing. According to Paul, this was when he realized that he is killing the fish, only to have the pleasure of fishing. He also said, “… I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.”
5. Kristen Bell
According to Bell, some people aren’t naturally fans of meat, and she is one of those people. During her childhood and young years, she never actually enjoyed eating meat.
However, it was everywhere, easy to shop, and fast to prepare, and everyone was eating it, so it must be logical. One day, young Bell realized that she didn’t enjoy eating meat 100% and decided to stop eating it. As of today, she is a vegetarian for more than 15 years.
4. Ariana Grande
Younger generations are passionate about the planet, environment, animals right, and living gree, and Ariana Grande is here to prove that. This young star announced on Twitter in late 2013 that she is “100 percent vegan”, and people congratulated her.
She said numerous times that she believes in an entirely plant-based diet as a concept. Moreover, she believes that a whole food diet can expand your diet length and make everyone happier.
3. Al Gore
Former Vice President and environmentalist Al Gore started experimenting on how to reduce animal consumption. That single take was enough for him to choose a vegan lifestyle for the rest of his life.
He said that “It’s correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis — not only because of the CO2 involved but also because of the water consumed in the process. You could add in the health consequences, as well.”
2. Olivia Wilde
Olivia was only 12 when she decided to stop eating meat. At the time, she declared herself as vegetarian, only to make a switch from a vegetarian diet to vegan diet years later.
This decision was based on ethical and health reasons. Wilde explained that being vegas isn’t always easy, especially in terms of access, but it is her way of life, and it makes her happy, feel good, and look better physically.
1. Christina Applegate
Christina is a long-time vegetarian. She decided to go vegetarian when she was only 15 years old. She also fights against fur. So, she is very outspoken about her stance against fur.
Moreover, she explained many times how diet and fashion are linked, and where fur comes from and what is done to animals to get fur. She constantly educated herself on animal welfare and what can be done to improve the state of animals.