Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Vegan & vegetarian actors

  • Vegetarian
    "I’m an old hippy vegetarian. I haven’t eaten flesh or fish since 1973"
  • Vegetarian
    "Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment and for the sake of your own health."
  • Vegetarian
    "I believe that the world is for everyone and every creature."
  • Vegan
    “My brother would make animal noises of the creature I was eating and I thought ‘I have to go vegetarian’. But it wasn’t until I was 21 that I really started to understand the puzzle of the whole thing. I realised if I wanted animal cruelty to end, it would have to start here, with me. I never went back after that.''
  • Vegetarian
    "I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn’t stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue. The world has so much suffering in it already—choosing to be vegetarian is one thing you can do to reduce the suffering on a daily basis.”
  • Vegetarian
    I really want people to know what happens to animals... Animals have feelings, and I think it's important we take action'
  • Vegetarian
    "I eat a healthy, Mediterranean diet. We are all veggies in my family. Always have been. My kids have never eaten fish or meat."
  • Vegan
    "When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry'"
  • Vegan
    "Some of the things that I do, I think are very important and much more important than the radio show or the television show that I do or anything else that I do. I think right at the top of the list is the basic thing. And of course the basic thing is to hopefully stop people from killing anything. And to create a non-violent diet for themselves, because a non-violent world has roots in a non-violent diet."
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    Your body shouldn't be a graveyard. Factory farms are hell for animals, and their death is slow and painful. Help animals by not eating them.'
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    I was eating lunch on the Married With Children set, and they served me some kind of meat. I looked down and there was blood on my plate, and it was that realization, that I can’t eat something that has been alive, I just can’t do it. So I stopped, and that was it. That was the last time.
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    The idea of eating meat makes me feel quite queasy.
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    ''Try to relate to who's on your plate.''
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    "I literally lost the ability to disassociate what was on my plate from the creature it had been."
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    “I’ve been vegan for 15 years, and it turns out it makes a very big impact on the environment to eat fewer animal products, which cause more greenhouse gases than all of transportation combined. The United Nations did a study Livestock’s Long Shadow, and that blew my mind. I started thinking that if people are vegetarian for just one day a week, that makes a huge difference!”
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    “When you get that close to an animal, things change and it doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a dog or a chicken or a cow – they all have feelings and all have emotions.”
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    I feel that eating meat is unhealthy, unnecessary and very, very wrong
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    'I think it would be a much happier, kinder, greener world if we were all vegetarian.'
  • Vegan
    To deny an animal its right to self-determination, its right to live out its life as it chooses in its natural habitat, that is an aggression; it’s an aggression against the planet and all other sentient beings
  • Vegan
    Love is so unconditional from the animals. I've just become a much better person because of my love for animals
  • Vegan
    ''I'm pretty healthy - I've been that way for a long time. Twenty solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process.''
  • Vegan
    ''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.''
  • Jenny Seagrove vegan national treasure
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    "It’s so obvious that animals have feelings and experience much the same emotions as we do – joy and happiness, fear and grief. You can see an animal working things out in its mind. It may not be exactly the same as our mind but it is equally complex. Anyone who has a dog knows this is true – that’s why I can’t and won’t eat meat. I am convinced that if the entire population had to watch the undercover videos that Viva! films, half of them would immediately go veggie".
  • Jerome Flynn vegan British actor
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    “The thought of not being a vegetarian is ridiculous, it’s just unthinkable, like going backwards. I won’t eat meat again for the same reason I gave it up in the first place – I don’t want to be part of all that suffering.” "Viva! is essential – to touch our conscience, to wake us up – please join and save lives."
  • Vegan
    I don’t want to torture anything. [I]t’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.
  • Vegetarian
    "I remember cutting into a steak and for the first time in my stupid life, I realised I was cutting flesh. That was it! Now, I feel absolutely sick when I think of the things we do to animals and to anyone who claims we have the best welfare in the world, I would say: ‘Who says so?’ We can end cruelty to animals and Viva! is right there, with a V at its front, spearheading into the future. Go Viva!"
  • Vegan
    I was a Vegetarian briefly before going vegan in 1994. Once I became aware of the harsh realities of the dairy industry too, I became a vegan instantly.
  • Vegan
    The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognised it, as did my brothers and sisters
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  • Josef Brown Dirty Dancing vegetarian
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    If you were to ask people, ‘If you could ease unnecessary suffering, would you?’ I bet 99 out of 100 would say yes.
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    ''Just miles and miles of these awful coops, chickens living in cages and that's their life. I was so disturbed by it, I decided I didn't want to eat meat ever again.''
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    If you could feel or see the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat
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    I am Vegan, because I believe passionately that all beings have a right to live in peace and freedom
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    "Part of my becoming a vegetarian was that I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn’t able to see a difference".
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    The first thing I always say to people ... cows don’t lactate unless they’re pregnant. We are taking milk from an animal that is reserving it in a special state for its child. But instead of the cow being able to feed its child, the animal is born, it gets ripped away from its mother - and this poor cow can get her milk taken from her until she’s dry.
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    “I had a mixture of feelings when I first discovered what went on in factory farms. First of all there was rage that animals could be subjected to such suffering. It was followed by a sense of guilt that I had tacitly tolerated it for so long. Finally there was a sense of relief that I didn’t have to be involved with it at all – all I needed to do was stop eating meat."
  • Vegetarian
    ...there will probably come a time when we look back and say, Good Lord, do you believe that in the 20th century and early part of the 21st, people were still eating animals?
  • Vegan
    I am a vegan for environmental reasons, nutritional and health reasons, and ethical reasons and in some ways its hard but mostly, its incredibly rewarding everyday and every meal I eat so it feels so easy'
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    "Part of my reason for being vegetarian was because it practices respect and love for life all through the day, so three times a day, you make a decision to eat things that have not been killed."
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    When I started working with PETA on Baywatch, I became aware of the cruelty of slaughterhouses. And gave up meat. I also learned the environmental impact the meat industry has. I gave up dairy last. The cruelest of all the industries. Taking babies away and raping of animals struck a chord with me as a woman. After I removed dairy I felt like a new person.
  • Vegan
    by buying meat, eggs, and dairy products, you’re paying for cruelty. Please make the kind choice
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    I've always had a rule that meat can't be cooked in the house.
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    "Forks Over Knives Inspired Me to Give Up Meat." "I feel great. I have a lot more energy than I used to have. I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. I think my circulation has gotten better.”
  • Sarah Jane Honeywell vegan actress
    Vegan
    I became a vegetarian because of Viva!’s magazine, Viva!life and I then became a vegan because of Viva!'s Not In My Name Video. Viva! have changed my life for the better.
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    When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that
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    I feel good and I look fabulous
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    "I’ve been a vegetarian for 14 years now, and a lot of the time I avoid going to restaurants. I eat at home. Actually, I’m close to being a vegan. It’s never really been that hard for me. I’ve never had any desire to eat meat."
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  • Vegan
    "I've been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It's been all good. I'm obviously much healthier"