Veganism as a philosophy and practice is on the rise! People might choose to ditch meat and go in for a plant-based diet for health reasons while others choose veganism to voice out against animal cruelty and climate change.
Celebrities are no different and many have joined the vegan movement, championing animal rights as well as protection of the environment. In turn, they have inspired their fans to take a look at what it means to be vegan and how we can benefit by choosing not to consume meat and animal produce.
Let’s take a look at some celebrities who are proud of their vegan diet and actively propagate veganism as being a good choice to make for our health and the betterment of the world at large.
Check Out These Vegan Celebrities
According to PETA, by going vegan you can save nearly 200 animals a year, besides helping to combat climate change caused by methane released from factory farms. Vegans are also known to live six to ten years longer than meat-eaters. Check out these celebrities who swear by the vegan movement.
Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since the age of 9 and went on to become a vegan in 2011, regularly using her influential voice to help animals.
During a conference at WE Day she addressed students saying, “Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.”
Portman has even co-produced and narrated a documentary called Eating Animals which was released in 2017.
The pop singer loves animals and is committed to following a vegan diet. In an interview, she recently told Mirror UK, “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.”
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer recommends veganism to stay forever young. In a recent interview with Urbanette, she was quoted saying, “Eating a vegan diet is just so much healthier and you avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body.” One might consider excepting this tip from a celebrity who never seems to age!
Named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan in 2018, Benedict Cumberbatch is proud of his vegan diet. While promoting his latest Avengers Film, he said that his plant-based diet is what keeps him in action movie-worthy shape!
Besides being known for her brilliant performances, actress Daryl Hannah is an outspoken vegan activist. She recently told Ecorazzi, “Factory farms are also producing massive amounts of pollution and methane … which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon.”
She says that going vegan or vegetarian is an easy way for a person to lower their impact on the environment.
Ace director James Cameron cited his reasons for going vegan as being his concerns about climate change as well as his own quality of life. He spoke to Men’s Journal about being vegan, “You’re going to be healthier, you’re going to live longer, you’re going to look better.” What more can one ask for?
With so many celebrities going vegan and using their influence to promote the movement, more people are getting inspired to try it out. It somehow seems worth it to get healthy, help protect animal rights and the environment by altering our diet.