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.''
  • Vegan
    "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.”
  • Vegan
    "After I finished the rooftop fight (as Batwoman) on The Dark Knight Rises, I ate four slices of pizza and split a bottle of red wine with my guy. I hadn’t eaten like that in months. I felt so ill. By the time the movie finished, I decided to give veganism a try. I don't go the soy-meat route; I have a really plant-based diet, it’s great, I feel great!"
  • 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."
  • Vegetarian
    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.
  • Vegetarian
    The idea of eating meat makes me feel quite queasy.
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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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    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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    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
  • Vegetarian
    "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?
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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."
  • Vegan
    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
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    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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  • Vegan
    "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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    "I've been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It's been all good. I'm obviously much healthier"