Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Vegan & vegetarian politicians

  • Vegan
    I changed my diet to a vegan diet, really just to experiment to see what it was like. I felt better, so I continued with it and I'm likely to continue it for the rest of my life."
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
    I was a heart attack waiting to happen… I went on an essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits. I drink a protein supplement every morning, no dairy, I drink almond milk mixed in with fruit and protein powder. It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds, and I got back to basically what I weighed in high school."
  • Vegan
    I had been vegetarian for a long time for ethical reasons; I felt there was no need to eat meat. Becoming vegan was partly ethical but it was also about my health. Also, I don't see any requirement to use animal products."
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
    I abhor cruelty in any form and the way in which animals are reared has become more intensive, which has inevitably compromised welfare. But there are so many other reasons to believe that eating animals is fundamentally wrong, especially at a time when the earth's natural resources are under intense pressure and energy efficiency is more topical than ever."
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  • Vegan
    People are increasingly turning to a plant-based lifestyle and I would encourage people who are considering cutting meat out of their diet to visit the Viva! website and to come along to VegFest in Bristol in May, where they can sample lots of vegan food and learn more about reasons for going vegan."
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  • Vegan
    Having been made aware of the need for it, I have never lost sight of my vegetarianism. Unquestioning brutality like slaughter and capital punishment does corrupt you and is a blot on the civilizing of society."