For the most part notoriety around being a vegan is a new thing. There are obviously some OG vegans that will rebut that comment but I think now more than ever through scientific research, rapid growth, and proven results the world knows veganism. It is no longer a trend or a niche; being a vegan is a lifestyle and there is no slowing it down. There have actually been many notable figures throughout history that I bet you never knew refused to eat meat and were either vegetarian or vegan. Here is a list that will blow your mind. Look out for Part 3 coming soon…
Nikola Tesla - While he’s known for creating hundreds of electrical devices, he also spoke against animal cruelty: “Every effort should be made to stop the wanton, cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.”
Rosa Parks - “For over forty years, I’ve been vegetarian. Growing up, my family had little money—I had health problems early in life because of poor nutrition. Eating healthy is a priority for me.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Frankenstein author was a vegetarian and a strong advocate for animal rights. In her novel Frankenstein himself explains his food choices: "My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment. … The picture I present to you is peaceful and human."