Morrissey’s mother was vegetarian, and it was from her influence that he became vegetarian at the age of eleven or twelve. Always a lightning rod for media controversy, Morrissey has a knack for stridently expressing his beliefs about animal rights. In 1985 The Smiths released “Meat is Murder,” which became the number 1 album in the U.K. and influenced countless fans to go vegetarian. As someone who promotes animal rights at every turn, Morrissey has been known to forbid his band members from being photographed eating meat. He also insists that his tour venues serve no meat on the nights he performs. A long time PETA supporter, Morrissey has starred in PETA ads and has had his bandmates perform shows outfitted in PETA T-shirts. In 2014, he partnered with PETA on an animated video about factory farmed hens that he featured on his nationwide tour.
The musician mentioned a few of his favorite independent vegan restaurants in Seattle, WA, where he resides, such as Rancho Bravo and Heartbeet Organic Superfoods Cafe. “When looking for delicious vegan meals—which is a thing that I do as of late—there’s a place that I’ve loved for a long time, for longer than I’ve been a vegan, which is called Heartbeat Organic [Superfoods] Cafe,” Matthews said in the concert series video.
He encourages fans to follow in his footsteps and make the change and go vegan because, as he puts it, it doesn’t make sense to put “dead flesh” into a “live body.” The musician understands that the choices he makes in his own life can either contribute to or help alleviate the pain and suffering that animals experience at the hands of the meat industry. RZA, along with PETA friend Masta Killa and other Wu-Tang members, has chosen to live better today, knowing that it’ll truly make for a better tomorrow. And he hopes others will be inspired to go vegan to help to save the lives of animals and for their own well-being.
Slipknot's Corey Taylor has revealed he went plant-based months ago in a bid to reduce his cholesterol. In an interview with Rock Feed, the musician - along with wife Alicia - also let slip that they were planning to open a mainly plant-based taco truck. The pair said they'd been working on the venture for months, but that the coronavirus quarantine means they've been set back.
The drummer for Fall Out Boy is straight edge, a CrossFit athlete, and a vegan since he was 16. He believes that people should live the way they lived 10,000 years ago. Hurley says that it’s much easier to be a vegan now.
“It’s just unbelievable. When I first went vegan, you had to walk 5 miles uphill in the snow to get food. Now you just go to any grocery store, and they have Daiya cheese or Gardein products or tons and tons of stuff.”
His new band Sect includes only vegans and so they call thenselves a “hardcore, vegan punk supergroup“. Andy has also opened up his own vegan cafe ‘Oracle Coffee Company,’ in Portland’s South Waterfront area.
Petsch knows from her own childhood that pushing your beliefs down someone’s throat isn’t going to bring them around to your point of view. Growing up nonreligious, she says that some of her religious peers would try to sway her to their way of thinking, and the conversations would leave her feeling like she’d done something wrong. “That’s really stuck with me through my adult life,” she says. “Now when I want to spread a message about the environment or about veganism, I try to do it with positivity and by giving people the information to make a decision for themselves.”
She also wants to make veganism fun. In one of her YouTube videos, she and boyfriend Travis Mills attend a vegan food festival, which she says is her version of Coachella; in another, she gleefully prepares vegan cinnamon rolls. “People make it seem like it’s so difficult,” Petsch says. “I want to teach people how positive and easy it is to be vegan—I don’t want to make it seem like it’s this big feat.” Sure, there are downsides. It can sometimes be hard to eat vegan while traveling. “I had a really hard time eating in Paris,” she says. (And who wouldn’t, with all that butter.) But she makes it work by packing protein bars and green powder in her suitcase, and she always manages to find something. “There’s nowhere you can go that doesn’t have a plate of steamed vegetables,”she says, laughing.
Best known for his roles as Paddy Garvey of the King's Fusiliers in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, Fireman Kenny 'Rambo' Baines in the pilot of London's Burning, Bronn in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and Bennet Drake in Ripper Street. Nominated for multiple Screen Actors Guild Award and a British Academy Television Award. Flynn who initially went vegan to woo a girl quickly discovered the benefits of veganism and through meetings with members of various animal rights charities became passionate about the cause and has risen to be one of the most outspoken vegans in Hollywood.
“If we’re true to our own values, can we really justify inflicting all this suffering and violence on these emotionally sensitive, smart individuals just for a fleeting moment of taste?” he asks.
When I was 12, I first made the decision to go vegetarian after a co-star’s line “I don’t eat anything with a face” suddenly shocked me into reality. I had never thought about it like that before. Up until then, meat had always been something that came from a plastic package at the grocery store, not from a living, breathing animal with a face and a mom. The more I read and watched about the meat industry, the more determined I became to keep meat out of my diet. The things I saw in slaughterhouse exposes made me feel sick and I refused to just ignore what I now knew. Sure, I’ve heard plenty of people say that it’s just a lot easier to ‘not think about it’ and go on eating meat, but I wonder, if those same people were forced to slit a struggling calves throat or throw a live chicken in a pot of boiling water, whether they’d still have the stomach to eat their dinner. I’ve always believed in standing up for what you believe in, and getting a chance to share my voice along with hundreds of others against the cruelty of factory-farm conditions was an absolute honor. If you’re a young person and interested in learning more about going vegan, check out PETA2.com to order a free vegetarian starter kit! Now, almost 10 years later, I'm still vegan, after I figured out how easy it was and how much healthier I felt after I made the change.
"I decided to go vegan after reading a book called The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. It's about how our bodies are not meant to digest animal products and what we should be eating instead. It made a lot of sense to me. I've always had a pretty sensitive stomach, but when I cut animal products out of my diet, I felt so much better."
“I am loving it. I genuinely am. It’s been about two years. More energy, my face clears up, weight falls off" Ne-Yo said. He goes on to explain after watching the documentary What the Health “To put it frankly, it p***ed me off. It really did. I was like, let me get this straight: the person giving you the disease and the person fighting the disease are in bed together? To hell with y’all, Out of spite, I went vegan because I was like, Y’all don’t care."
“When I’m at the greatest odds with my body, it’s usually because I feel my body’s betraying me, whether that’s been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn’t eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted it to do. I find peace when I don’t see my body as my enemy, when I step back and have appreciation and look at all that my body has done for me. It’s allowed me to give birth to three beautiful children, allowed me to explore different roles as an actor, allowed me to be strong.”
“To deny an animal its right to self-determination, its right to live out its life as it chooses in its natural habitat, that is an aggression; it’s an aggression against the planet and all other sentient beings, start with one meal a day, then up it to one day a week, then one week a month. Work your way into not consuming animals and animal products and inform yourself. It doesn’t take anything at all, and it’s very easy to do. Then you start to think, ‘What else?’ This process begins your consciousness.”
“I think we’re at a critical point for our planet and in the United States—this health issue is out of control, the obesity, the diabetes, everything. … Sickness is a huge business; I know that really, really well. The message of veganism is not one that they want to get out, but not only will it help us, it helps the planet.”