According to Vegan.com, a vegan is someone who doesn’t eat meat and other meat products like eggs, cheese, and milk.
That means eating plant-based foods only – all your life. If that sounds great to you, then you’ll definitely like being with a group who fights against exploitations of animals.
And being a vegan is not only about food, but it also seeks to exclude all forms of cruelty to animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. So, say goodbye to your fur jackets too.
That being said, a lot of famous celebrities have been using their social media reach to be the voice of the mistreated animals.
Here are 14 vegan celebrities who passionately fight for this cause:
While there is a lot of debate if Serena Williams is really the GOAT or Greatest of All Time, there’s no dispute of her veganism. It’s all legit.
The tennis ace went on a strict diet after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. She said:
“I was vegan, I didn’t eat sugar.”
Another sportswoman who confessed to being a vegan was Venus Williams, a professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 52 in the WTA singles rankings.
According to her, she follows a raw vegan diet to help with her autoimmune disease. She said:
“I started for health reasons. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and I wanted to maintain my performance on the court. Once I started I fell in love with the concept of fueling your body in the best way possible. Not only does it help me on the court, but I feel like I’m doing the right thing for me.”
There’s been a conundrum even before Meghan Markle gave birth – will she raise the royal baby meat-free? Actually, the Duchess of Sussex has never declared she’s a true-blue vegan.
“When I’m filming, I’m conscious of what I eat. I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends.”
Kat Von D
The owner of Kat Von D Beauty became vegan around 10 years ago. In her interview by CL Magazine, she said:
“After being a vegetarian for years, I stumbled upon the documentary Forks Over Knives. The straightforward information on food and its direct connection to the current state of the world’s bad health just hit home with me. After watching it, I never looked back. It may sound silly, but when I first made the transition to eating plant-based, I foolishly thought veganism was just about diet. But the more I learned, the more it was obviously so much more than that. Veganism changed me. It taught me to look past myself—to consider how my choices affect others—the animals, the people around me, and the planet we live on. To me, veganism is consciousness.”
You may have a lot of things to say about Miley’s actions and skimpy dresses but you can’t change the fact that she’s very caring and loving to animals.
She mentions during a Youtube interview that she became vegan for her pet pig and blowfish. You can watch it below:
She further said in another interview:
“Choosing to live as a sustainable vegan activist means wearing more vintage (less waste; loving pieces for longer), playing with the newest eco-materials and technology, and making custom vegan pieces with some of my favorite designers”
She even got a symbol for veganism tattooed on her body. “Vegan for life!” back in 2017.
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Jenna told the Los Angeles Times that she hasn’t eaten meat since she was 11 after watching on TV how slaughterhouses kill the animals. She said:
“I certainly encourage veganism, not just for our health, but for the environment and also for the ethical and moral reasons.”
The Oscar-winning actress told W in 2017:
“I found myself going to veganism because a friend of mine had a two week vegan food delivery program she wasn’t going to use so I used it, and immediately I just had more energy than I’ve ever had in my life… Being vegan was not anything I ever wanted to be. I just really was listening to what my body was telling me.”
She started eating vegan after noticing she had really low energy (and some cholesterol problems). She has not looked back since.
Action star Maggie Q confessed to being a vegan and said that the environmental aspect of veganism is just as important as the health impacts.
“I transitioned to a plant-based diet about 19 years ago while living in Hong Kong. I attended a concert, and a PETA Asia employee was tabling outside of the show. I was watching her, and it didn’t seem anyone was paying much attention to what she was offering. It made me feel bad for her, so I walked over. We connected, and she sent me information on animal-welfare in the fashion, food, and entertainment industries. It made me sick, but nothing prepared me for the truth of the environmental impact of meat production. I quit cold turkey and never looked back. I didn’t understand how I could have ever claimed to love animals but hadn’t made the choices to protect them.”
She added that once you’ve done the research you can’t unlearn what you know.
The singer told Into the Gloss back in 2016:
“Changing my diet like that made me feel like I had so much more energy.”
Although she admitted that being vegan was a lot of work, she said that she’s still determined to make it work.
“My goal is to totally be completely vegan and only use vegan products, but I’m human and I have to work on it daily.”
Ariana told The Mirror in 2014 that because of her love for animals, she became vegan.
“I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit and salad — then when I get home I’ll have something else.”
Carrie Underwood’s family was raising cows on their farm in Oklahoma. When she asked what happened to them, she decided she was done with beef. By the time she was 22, she had totally stopped eating meat.
“It just freaked me out and that was that. I didn’t become vegan right away, but I quit eating beef and didn’t eat a whole lot of other meat.”
Pamela Anderson wrote a post on her blog, titled “FIGHT FAKE FOOD, NOT FAKE NEWS,” where she made the case for eating vegan.
According to her:
“So I say, veganism is about more than choosing not to eat animal products. Veganism is bigger than that. Veganism is about saving animals, saving ourselves, saving our societies, and saving our planet!”
Steely blue-eyed goddess Michelle Pfeiffer became vegan, thanks to her vanity. Now, when she’s being complimented on her glowing skin, she responds:
“Thank you! I definitely think it’s because I’m vegan. Eating a vegan diet — it’s just so much healthier — and you avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body. I really noticed a difference in my skin not too long after switching to fully vegan. And I needed to eat fruits and vegetables to stay lean. It’s all about vanity, honestly. The older I’ve gotten, the more it’s occurred to me that I’m doing it in order to live longer, though the vanity component will always be there.”
Natalie Portman just gave a pro-vegan speech to 16,000 students back in April this year and she might’ve turned them all to vegans. Below is an excerpt from her speech:
“Dairy and eggs don’t just come from cows and chickens, they come from female cows and female chickens. We’re exploiting female bodies and abusing the magic of female animals to create eggs and milk. Mothers are separated from children to create milk. Animals are sick and in crowded, prison-like conditions to make dairy and eggs. It doesn’t take a lot to draw the line from how we treat animals to how we treat humans. So now lots of people make fun of vegans, right? Lots of people make fun of anybody who cares about anything deeply, right? But I’m here to say, it is always a great thing to care…whether it’s environmental issues, animal rights, women’s rights, equality, never be afraid to show how much you care.”
She’s so passionate about being a vegan that she produced and narrated a documentary called Eating Animals. You can watch the trailer here:
Veganism is more than just a diet. It’s a way of life that is being zealously followed by a lot of people.
While I’m not a vegan myself, I appreciate the compassion and initiative they have for protecting those who can’t protect themselves – animals.
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