There’s no doubt about it: from delicious new vegan products to incredible progress for farmed animals, 2015 was a huge year for veganism.
This year also saw some popular celebrities switch to a humane vegan diet and speak out passionately about it. Here are some of our favorites:
The Hunger Games heartthrob made headlines when he sung the praises of his new vegan diet. In an interview for Men’s Fitness magazine he declared, “I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it.”
Kat Von D
Tattoo artist icon, reality star, and entrepreneur Kat Von D caused a stir on Instagram when she posted about the death of Cecil the Lion. “Don’t lie to yourself that there is a ‘humane’ way for killing a living being,” she said.
She followed that post with a YouTube video about her decision to go vegan that quickly went viral. And just a couple of weeks ago, all of us at Mercy For Animals were over the moon when she announced via Instagram that she was donating $50K to support our efforts.
Inspired by the loss of her blowfish, pop star Miley Cyrus went vegan and talked about it on Jimmy Fallon.
Singer Ellie Goulding discussed her love of green smoothies and identified as an “aspiring vegan” in Shape magazine. But kale isn’t the only thing on the menu for Ellie: “It’s actually easy to be a bad vegan because a lot of junk foods are vegan!” Yes, we know and we love it!
The talk show host credits her 50-pound weight loss to a healthy vegan diet and new exercise regimen. “[I]t’s not about me trying to lose weight at this point, it’s about me fighting heart disease.”
With 2016 swiftly approaching, there’s never been a better time to give meat, dairy, and eggs the boot! Click here for more info on transitioning to a compassionate vegan diet.