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30 Stars Under 30 Using Their Platform to Speak Up for Farmed Animals

These 30 young, talented musicians and actors are all different, but they have one thing in common: compassion. And they know that their fame can help them give a voice to the voiceless.

So without further ado, here’s our list of 30 stars under 30 using their platform to help farmed animals.

1. Miley Cyrus

A longtime vegan, the 25-year-old singer and actress has never shied away from showing her love for farmed animals and plant-based food!

2. Liam Hemsworth

A few years ago the 28-year-old Aussie actor told Men’s Fitness that he had gone vegan after learning the truth about factory farming. “After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat, he said. “The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do.

3. Zendaya

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The 21-year-old Disney star told People magazine, “My main reason for being a vegetarian is that I’m an animal lover—definitely NOT because I love vegetables.

4. Ariana Grande

The 24-year-old pop star has been vegan for years. “I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding, she says. “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.

5. Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne isn’t afraid to show what she cares about. Whether Instagramming pictures of her delicious vegan pizza or tweeting adorable memes, the 20-year-old actress speaks up for farmed animals.

6. Sarah Jeffery

The 21-year-old Canadian actress and vegan has been outspoken on social media about her love for farmed animals. In 2016 she wrote on Instagram, “I’ve proudly become a vegan, educate yourselves on what you are eating and how animals are treated in the meat and dairy industry. She even attended the 2017 Mercy For Animals Hidden Heroes Gala.

7. Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed, the 29-year-old Twilight star, has used her voice many times to help farmed animals. In 2015 she and husband Ian Somerhalder celebrated the passage of Proposition 2, a California ballot initiative to reduce suffering for animals confined at factory farms.

8. Xavier Dolan

The acclaimed 28-year-old Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, and costume designer has used his platform to help various animal charities. In 2015 Dolan tweeted an article about the connection between factory farming and climate change.

9. Emma Kenney

The 18-year-old Shameless star is a passionate animal activist. Last year Kenney attended MFA’s Hidden Heroes Gala and narrated the video Paper Prison, which shows the horrific reality of pig farming.

10. Daniella Monet

Known for her role on the Nickelodeon series Victorious, 29-year-old Daniella Monet is a die-hard vegan activist. From working on PSAs with various animal protection organizations to attending MFA’s Hidden Heroes Gala to launching her own vegan food video series on Facebook, Monet is a champion for farmed animals.

11. McKenna Grace

The adorable 11-year-old vegan actress loves animals and has worked with countless animal charities to lend her voice to the voiceless. 

12. Mena Massoud

Set to play the title character in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, the 26-year-old actor loves to show off his delicious plant-based meals on Instagram.

13. Aubrey Miller

Known for her role in Just Add Magic, Miller is a vocal vegan activist. In fact, the 16-year-old often shares MFA’s social media posts, urging her followers to choose compassion.

14. Harley Quinn Smith

The 18-year-old actress is a proud vegan who has attended both MFA’s Hidden Heroes Gala and our all-vegan music festival, Circle V.

15. Madelaine Petsch

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Best known for portraying mean girl Cheryl Blossom on the CW television series Riverdale, Madelaine Petsch is anything but mean. Rather, the 23-year-old actress is a vegan and lifelong animal lover.

16. Nathalie Emmanuel

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress who plays Missandei on Game of Thrones. Last year she tweeted, “I will have been vegan for five years in September this year. And the 29-year-old’s Instagram is full of vibrant vegan food pics that have us drooling.

17. Zoe Kravitz

The 29-year-old Big Little Lies star was raised vegan by her mom, Lisa Bonet, and is very conscious about what she eats. In 2016 she told Harper’s Bazaar that she ate “mostly vegan health food and that she loved Souen and Angelica Kitchen in the East Village.

18. Jaden Smith

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The son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith announced on Twitter last year that he was vegetarian. Earlier this year, the 19-year-old told Food & Wine, “I don’t eat meat that has environmental repercussions.

19. Jhené Aiko

The 29-year-old vegan singer-songwriter is outspoken about her love for animals. She says, “Having grown up with a love for and a connection to all animals as well as having been educated on the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, it made sense for me to go vegan.

20. Sadie Sink

You probably know her as the newest star on Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things, but did you know the 15-year-old is also a passionate vegan? In a recent interview the young actress explains, “I actually was a vegetarian for about a year and when I was working on The Glass Castle with Woody Harrelson he and his family inspired me to become a vegan.

21. Hayley Marie Norman

This 29-year-old actress is known for her roles in the films Top Five, Fired Up!, and Hancock. She’s also a badass vegan activist who has modeled for MFA’s catalog and has been featured in a few of our videos.

22. Lauren Jauregui

Lauren Jauregui, member of the group Fifth Harmony, recently announced on Twitter that she was trying a vegan diet. Responding to a question about her workout routine, the 21-year-old singer tweeted: “I’ve actually just been eating cleaner. Trying my best to be vegan/plant based.

23. Børns

The 26-year-old vegetarian singer told Eighty-Nine magazine that his mother, a vegetarian chef and raw-food nutritionist, had taught him how to cook delicious plant-based meals.

24. Elliot Knight

The vegan Life Sentence star loves to post photos of his delicious vegan food on Instagram. Last year the 27-year-old actor attended MFA’s Hidden Heroes Gala.

25. Kat Graham

A proud vegan, the 28-year-old actress has partnered with numerous animal protection charities to speak up for farmed animals.

26. Evanna Lynch

At 26, the Harry Potter star is a die-hard vegan activist. Lynch has worked with MFA in the past, attending our annual gala and even hosting MFA’s founder, Nathan Runkle, on her podcast.

27. Lloyd Daniels

Daniels was the youngest act on The X Factor in 2009. Since then the 25-year-old has starred in numerous musical productions throughout the U.K. He is a passionate vegan, often sharing pictures of his delicious meals on social media and inspiring his followers to adopt a plant-based diet!

28. Noah Cyrus

Like her sister, Miley, Noah is a vegan activist who cares deeply about animal rights. The 18-year-old pop singer has worked with animal protection groups to educate the public on the cruelty of factory farming.

29. Raury

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The 21-year-old vegan songwriter and rapper from Atlanta performed last year at MFA’s Circle V festival. And he’s been very outspoken about the many benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

30. Danielle Brooks

Last year Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on Orange Is the New Black, took to social media to say that she was enjoying the “vegan life. While we don’t know what led Danielle to veganism, we know for sure that she loves it! The 28-year-old actress has shared drool-worthy vegan meals with her millions of fans on Instagram and Twitter.

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