Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Actors

Kate Mara

The House of Cards star became vegetarian 10 years ago after a family trip where they drove past a chicken factory farm and has recently become vegan. A massive animal lover, she is involved in movements to protect Orcas, arguing ''I'm very much against performing animals for our own entertainment''. Futhermore, since becoming vegan she feels it has been really good for her and has ''never felt better''.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna has been a backing dancer for a number of artists as well as an actress such as her role in the 2006 film Step Up and American supernatural drama Television series Witches of East End playing Freya Beauchamp but most importantly she is a compassionate animal lover. She became vegetarian when she was 10 years old and switched to veganism 2 to 3 years ago. Jenna has also worked with the animal rights organisation Peta campaigning against exotic skins.

Jared Leto

The American-actor, singer-songwriter and musician became vegetarian when he was a teenager and a few years later, after learning about the presence of pus in dairy products, switched to a vegan lifestyle.

Ellen Page

The Oscar nominated Canadian actress shot to stardom after her breakthrough role in the 2007 film Juno. The actress is also a feminist, environmentalist, and activist as well as a compassionate vegan. Ellen often stands up for her beliefs, particularly responding to vegan critics, for example on twitter: ''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?''

Christian Serratos

This vegetarian actress is well known for her role in the hugely popular Twilight Saga and American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series The Walking Dead. She has been vegetarian since the age of 10 and has worked alongside Peta urging her fans not to treat their bodies like graveyards and respect life by choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. Christian's switch to vegetarianism has made her feel 'better and brighter and lighter, and I had more energy... it was a big deal to me, being an animal lover'.

Angela Simmons

Well known for her role in the hit MTV show Run's House and Daddy's Girls, she was inspired by her uncle Russell Simmons to adopt a vegetarian diet. She has worked with the animal rights charity Peta and is passionate about raising awareness on the billions of chickens, cows, pigs and other animals who suffer on factory farms. Not only motivated by the cruelty involved she recognises the health benefits, when commenting on her vegetarian diet, Angela says ''I'm happy with it.

Mayim Bialik

Well known for her role in The Big Bang Theory staring as Amy Farrah Fowler, she has always been an animal lover and a vegetarian since the age of 19, but gradually started cutting out dairy in college and continuing further after having her first son who became gassy, fussy and miserable if she eat any dairy. However not until she read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer did she completely remove all trace of dairy and eggs.

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