Eating is complicated no matter who you are. In today’s world we’re inundated with options, and let’s face it, some of them come with some pretty hefty ethical dilemmas.
So, we turn to the red carpet for a little glamour and a whole lot of Good On It motivation from these vegan celebs who’ve made meatless a way of life.
15 Vegan Celebrities Who Are in It for the Long Haul
The musician, author, restaurateur, and festival producer has been vegan for 30 years, and says animal rights is his life’s work. To that we say, thank you!
The former Smiths frontman was vegetarian for most of his adult life, and the band’s 1985 record “Meat is Murder” turned many fans into vegetarians (this writer included).
3. Joaquin Phoenix
The actor and activist has been a vegan since age 3! Now at 43 the otherwise mysterious Phoenix takes all the mystery out of how he looks so young. Must be all the tofu.
4. Forest Whitaker
The Academy Award winner has been spotted at LA’s trendiest vegan restaurants with his family – and since going veg more than a decade ago, he’s spoken out about his diet choice for PETA, even bringing his daughter into some of the media spots.
5. Pamela Anderson
It’s been more than 20 years since the former “Baywatch” star first posed nude for PETA, and since then, she’s been an outspoken voice for the voiceless, even briefly opening a vegan pop-up in France over the summer.
6. Jessica Chastain
The celebrated actress may not have an Academy Award yet, but as a vegan for more than 15 years, she’s a big winner for the animals and the planet.
Just try to imagine a world without the Wu-Tang Clan. Hurts, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is the Wu’s RZA is planning to be around for a long time, and his vegan diet over the last decade is keeping him healthy (and creative as heck) for many more years of amazing music.
8. Alicia Silverstone
Would it be a vegan celebrity list if we didn’t mention Alicia Silverstone? The actress, author, activist, and mom has been vegan for more than 20 years – and we’re pretty sure she stopped aging the day she went vegan, too. She’s not only #momgoals, but #vegangoals, too.
9. Erykah Badu
The singer and songwriter has been a committed vegan for more than 20 years. But you won’t find her lolling around vegan donut shops – she prefers wheatgrass and green juice to sugary vegan junk food.
10. Woody Harrelson
Cheers to Woody! Not only has he been vegan for more than ten years, but he’s invested in vegan businesses, and most recently appeared in Sir Paul McCartney’s short documentary about meat’s impact on the climate.
11. Paul McCartney
We love you, Sir Paul, yeah, yeah, yeah. At 75, the vegan for more than 20 years looks younger than ever and can still bring stadiums to a rocking frenzy.
12. Peter Dinklage
There may be carnage all over the GoT sets but not on Dinklage’s plate. The actor’s been vegan since childhood and a tireless voice for compassion.
13. No Doubt’s Tony Kanal
Though he’s only been a vegan since 2012, Tony Kanal’s clearly in it for the long haul. “I wasn’t born vegan but I definitely will die vegan” quote gives us all the feels.
14. James Cameron
Not only has the Titanic director been outspoken about veganism, but he’s currently producing a documentary on the diet, recently invested in a pea protein facility, and co-founded a vegan school in southern California with his wife Suzy Amis Cameron.
15. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
We gave them one spot on this list because they’re total #vegancouplegoals. While each has made their own commitment to the diet incredibly clear, we’re pretty sure the couple who vegans together stays together.