For these die-hard animal lovers, veganism is a way of life.
1. Joaquin Phoenix
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
2. Alicia Silverstone
“I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.
3. Elliot Page
“Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?
“If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured, then you shouldn’t condone such behavior towards anyone, be they human or not.
5. Tony Kanal
“I’ve always just loved animals and you just start making the connection between what you’re eating and what happens to these poor animals and once you start making those connections and realizing the truth behind what you’re eating, it just, there wasn’t any other option for me.
6. Natalie Portman
“Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. 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.
7. Miley Cyrus
“The reason that I started this was because I had a fish that was highly intelligent. He really knew who I was, he really got excited when I was home. One day I went to a sushi restaurant with a few of my friends and they were serving blowfish. And I thought, this is an intelligent animal.
8. Jessica Chastain
“I don’t normally get into this, but I’m a vegan. And I try not to, well, I don’t want to torture anything. I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.
9. Jenna Dewan-Tatum
“I remember very clearly the day my mom made chicken fingers. I was like, ‘Wait, this was alive? This had parents? I’m not eating it anymore.’
10. James Cromwell
“I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do.“
11. Liam Hemsworth
“After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do.”
“Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied—they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.”
13. Emily Deschanel
“People don’t think about how each of these animals that we call dinner have the same kinds of personalities as our dogs and cats.