13 Celebrities Explain Why They Went Animal-Free

Have you ever considered going vegan? Veganism has grown as a significant health and wellness trend in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And, since the pandemic has caused us to reconsider our wellness routines, now may be the ideal time to give the lifestyle a try.
When it comes to food, different types of diets adapt to the preferences of each person. And you may be surprised to know that several global fast-food brands, such as KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King, now sell vegan food items. Several cities around the world have now begun holding vegan food festivals, including Salford and Liverpool.
And in Hollywood, there are many celebrities who, concerned about the environment, animals, or their health, decide to eliminate meat from their diet. Some are vegans and others vegetarians, but they all have reasons why plant-based food has become part of their lifestyle.
Scroll down to discover the reasons why these celebs stopped eating meat.

#1 Katy Perry

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Katy Perry announced on Twitter in early 2021 that she was 95% ready to go vegan. Even though the reasons behind her decision are unknown, the artist has demonstrated her care for the food business by investing in Impossible Foods.

This company is focused on developing meat and dairy alternatives to reduce the need for meat and other animal-based diets.

#2 Joaquín Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix had known since the age of four that he didn't want to consume animal products because he felt so sad for them. The actor frequently utilizes his celebrity to advocate for animal rights and environmental protection, as he did in his acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

The actor has worked with organizations like PETA and produced the documentary Gunda, which looks at the lives of farm animals.

#3 Sia

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Sia, the iconic musician, became a vegan in 2014. She has demonstrated her love for animals through her activities since then. She's worked with PETA to reduce the number of stray animals, and she even wrote the song "Free the Animal" to promote cruelty-free fashion initiatives.

#4 Ruby Rose

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The "Batwoman" actress has demonstrated that she is a superhero for animals off-screen as well. When Ruby Rose discovered how to obtain shark fin soup as a toddler, she opted to pursue a vegan diet.


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For health reasons, the rapper and founder of The Black Eyed Peas began his transition to a vegan diet. The singer's cholesterol and high blood pressure problems were solved by becoming a vegan. Although his first purpose was not to avoid eating animals, he claims that he eventually discovered that he did not require them to survive.

#6 Evanna Lynch

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Evanna has a podcast called "The ChickPeeps", in which she tries to educate people about the vegan lifestyle and has an open dialogue with animal rights activists. Because she despised the thought of eating meat, the actor became a vegetarian at the age of 11 and then a vegan in 2014.

#7 Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton, a motor racing driver, opted to go plant-based for two reasons: to live the healthiest lifestyle possible and to avoid harming the environment. He's kept this lifestyle and gotten involved in projects that encourage veganism since then, such as in 2018, when he was the executive producer of the documentary "Radical Change".

#8 Rooney Mara

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Rooney Mara has been a vegetarian since she was nine years old, but it wasn't until she was an adult that she truly committed to becoming vegan after watching documentaries regarding the production of animal-based foods.

After understanding how difficult it is to acquire vegan clothing, she entered the fashion world by creating her vegan clothing and accessories brand.

#9 Anya Taylor-Joy

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The "Queen's Gambit" actress has revealed that she has been a vegetarian since she was eight years old. She has also stated that she was a vegan for a long time since it is the most environmentally friendly option. However, she now attempts to eat vegan whenever possible.

#10 Jessica Chastain

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Being a vegan was not something Jessica Chastain desired, but it was the outcome of listening to her body. According to the actress, she had little energy and very high cholesterol in her twenties, so one solution was to switch to a fully plant-based diet.

#11 James Cameron


James Cameron became a vegan due to his concern for the environment and the health benefits he believes this diet provides. Since switching to a plant-based diet, the acclaimed director claims he has not been unwell.

He is so dedicated to this diet that he was the executive producer of the documentary "Radical Change", in which he discusses the vegan diet in sports.

#12 Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish is possibly one of the few people who has never eaten beef. The singer claims that she was raised as a vegetarian and that being vegan was easy for her. Billie's motivation for eating plant-based is her love for animals, which she appears to have.

#13 Sadie Sink

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After seeing "Food, Inc.", a documentary about the meat industry, the young star of "Stranger Things" became a vegetarian at the age of 13. She is a vegan, and her main motive is to use her diet to help animals and the environment.
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