Everyone comes to Veganism in their own way and for their own reasons. While we believe all reasons are valid, we understand that the
voices of the famous reach more people around the world and thus, justified or not, have more power. With that in mind, we would like
to present some famous Vegans and what they have to say.
Academy Award Nominee
"The first thing to go was dairy. I was about 24 years old and I had tons of acne and mucus. I met some random girl on a bus who told me to quit dairy and all those symptoms would go away three days later. By God she was right."
"Yeah, milk does a body good – if you are a calf".
"I became a vegan for my health 20 years ago. I abide by the rule that if it looks like it's going to clog your system, it probably will."
"I've made a conscious decision not to be part of the cycle of killing animals because I couldn't see the point of crusading for Greenpeace and then eating a fish."
"Being a thoughtful vegan makes our time on this Earth more peaceful and joyous, because you get to have a hand in promoting and increasing the happiness, good health and well-being of others -- both animal and human -- rather than being an instrument of their suffering and death"
"Every day, more and more people are turning vegan, more children are looking at a rib and making the connection that it came from a suffering animal and more people are loving themselves and the Earth they live on just a little bit more by saying no to meat and dairy."
"When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they’re unhealthy, and they’re the product of a violent and inhumane industry."
Academy Award Nominee
"Ten years ago, it felt strange to be the only one objecting to fur and asking for vegan stuff, but now doing that is a given. Everywhere I go, I find great vegetarian food. I just got back from Toronto where there was a great health food store, and even this small town in Germany had a vegetarian restaurant."
"When you live by example, you create a certain level of awareness. Friends of mine, people I have never discussed vegetarianism with, are adopting vegetarian habits because they see it"
Las Vegas Casino Mogul
"It's very simple: I'm killing two birds at once, so to speak. Animal-based food kills people. This way by going vegan … we get healthy and save animals. I'm being selfish, too, because if I can get my employees healthier, we cut down on sick days and gain more productivity."
"The way things are going right now, they are rushing you on this rat race. Then they tell you that you can retire. When you finally step off the treadmill, you've got a disease you've got to deal with the rest of your life, taking a needle, taking a pill. That's no quality of life."
Cartoonist, creator of Bizarro & Comedian
"When I perform I ask the crowd "Who enjoys abusing animals?" No one raises their hands, but the truth is we all do it because we are subsidizing the meat industry. We are torturing and killing animals simply because they taste good, and not because it's necessary for our health or the environment. When the light went on in my head I was instantly ashamed."
"I became vegan entirely for ethical reasons, not for health reasons. But, having done so I have learned about and reaped the many benefits for myself and the planet."
"I enjoy living a plant-based diet because it makes me feel clear headed and strong, not to mention my genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points. That was all the motivation I needed."
"I'm in good health and people want to know what I do to be this way.I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck — the point is I'm vegan."
"My life totally changed, and now I have this amazing amount of energy. Changing my body has given me the ability to do all these amazing things that I never in a million years imagined I could do."
"I'm 68, but if you saw me you'd think I'm 45. That's because I've been a vegan for eight years. My wife and I walk every night two miles from this vegan restaurant home. I eat there about four times a week. Something about being a vegan; it's life-prolonging."
"Mainly I'm a vegan because I like animals, and I don't want to be involved in their suffering. Also, it's better for my health and for the environment."
"I realized these creatures are special just like all of us, and since I don't need to eat them to live, I'm going to leave them alone. And then there's the cruelty, which is awful. From then on, I have happily been vegan."
Talk Show Host
"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. I read books like "Diet for a New America" and saw documentaries like "Earthlings" and "Meet your Meat," and it became an easy choice for me."
Academy Award Nominee
"If any kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming they would never touch meat again.I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian."
"Nothing's changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier." Can't think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan."