Written by Michelle Kretzer
Leona Lewis and James Cameron are the latest
compassionate celebrities to embrace vegan eating. Not surprising on
either count, since James, who won a PETA Proggy Award for the animal-friendly film Avatar, said he planned to grow
crops on his 2,500-acre rural New Zealand property, and Leona, a Sexiest Vegetarian alum, won't wear animal skins and unceasingly
advocates for animal rights. Of the choice to eat vegan, James said, "It's
not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a
moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up
resources and destroying the biosphere."
very eloquent case for vegan eating, indeed.
Adoption advocate Lance Bass spoke about his healthy
eating convictions as well, saying of veganism that he is "getting close."
He said the work he has been doing planting gardens with schoolchildren has inspired him: "I
was eating way too much more protein and not enough veggies, and now I've
completely changed that in my diet. … It's amazing, and I feel so much better,
completely much better."
UK's disturbing new
undercover footage of foie gras farms is enough to make
anyone go vegan. Celebrities were fired up on Twitter about British retailer
Fortnum & Mason's cruel sale of foie gras and about other animal
these celebs rocked Twitter, another animal advocate was getting a rocking
honor: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
were nominated for
induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and for the first time,
voting is open to the public. Cast your vote for Joan, who never misses an
opportunity to raise her powerful voice against cruelty to animals.
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