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Actors

Norman Reedus

While filming The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus along with other cast and crew went vegetarian, as grisly scenes put them off eating meat. 80% of the food served on set then became meat-free.

Roxy Shahidi

"I became vegetarian when I was eight and it was the first time that I realised the meat that I was eating used to be alive and fluffy. I thought it was so gross that I decided there and then I was going to become veggie. After about two weeks of refusing meat my mum eventually said ‘ok, I’ll start making veggie food for you’. That was until I was about 21. Then I suffered with quite bad acne that I couldn’t get rid of and my mum suggested cutting out dairy as she’d read that it could be related to hormonal imbalances.

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?''

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