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.