Vegan month: famous vegans

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World-Vegan-Month-earth As November is vegan month, we’ve taken a look at some of the more famous vegans out there: Former US President Bill Clinton was named the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Person of 2010 after he began promoting the benefits of vegan eating. He changed his own habits for health reasons and has since shed a whopping 24lbs. Anne Hathaway modelled her character in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland on her love of all things vegetable-based. “When I was trying to work her out, I kept saying to myself: she is a punk-rock, vegan pacifist.” nyc ballet fall 2 210912 Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has long been an activist and a supporter of ecological world issues including animal welfare. His introduction into veganism came a little later and has since stated that he has more energy and feels a lot healthier. The Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson is not only a vegan, but also an advocate of the raw food diet. He believes in eating fruit, vegetables and nuts in their most natural form to get the maximum amount of nutrients out of them. Last but not least, we come to Morrissey. Where to start? The former Smiths frontman is about as militant as they come with regard to veganism. The title of The Smiths’ second album, Meat is Murder, needs no explanation while the famous Mancunian once compared the abattoir to Auschwitz. morrissey Famously outspoken on a number of issues, Morrissey is a divisive character to say the least. The music icon is currently touring Europe and has unveiled a new range of t-shirts with the antagonistic slogan: “be kind to animals or I’ll kill you.” Adored by fans and lambasted by critics, Morrissey is certainly one of the more outspoken vegans. For more information on vegan month, click here. By Tom Evans @tevans43
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Editor 13th November 2014

Vegan month: famous vegans