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founder Harvey Levin is the breaking celebrity news—he's newly vegetarian and no longer wears leather. It's likely that Levin's
love of animals caused him to make the switch. He's "deeply into animal rescue"
and says that the last time he cried was when his beloved dog, Floyd, passed
All aboard! Ozzy Osbourne
is riding the vegan train after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives.
When Russell Brand
watched it, the reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity opted to become the Sexiest Vegan.
You wouldn't expect anything less than
healthy and delicious when Ellen
and Portia de Rossi partner with Chrissie Hynde for a new vegan restaurant, and that's just what
you'll get with vegan celeb chef Tal Ronnen
preparing the menus. He's a busy guy—he's also bringing his vegan flair to LYFE Kitchen
restaurant as co-executive chef, alongside Oprah's
former chef, Art Smith.
Vegetarian singer Kate Bush
wanted to let her fans know in advance of her forthcoming album, 50 Words for Snow, that she wears 50
kinds of faux
in the snowy photo shoot because she's sure her fans "feel the same way as
I do about wearing real fur."
Fellow musician Helen Marnie of Ladytron
made no bones (or pelts) about the group's refusal to wear fur in an interview
with Rolling Stone. "[F]ur—be it
rabbit, fox, mink, whatever—is totally out of the question,"
To see what else celebs have been saying
about PETA, check out our Twitter feed.
by Michelle Sherrow
It's here! "Hug a Vegetarian" Day has arrived, and it's
the perfect time to show some love to the people who are showing love to animals.
The average vegetarian saves about 100 animals every year from cruelty and
abuse on factory farms. That's definitely worth
a few X's and O's.
youth division, peta2, held hugging
events across the country. If you didn't make it to one of the hug fests, you
can still spread appreciation for people who are fighting cruelty to animals, climate change, and the obesity epidemic by posting and tweeting
virtual hugs. That's what Victorious
star and vegan Daniella
Monet will be doing—she's ready to hug it out
with one enthusiastic peta2 supporter.
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Don't forget to tweet-hug your favorite vegetarian
celebrities too. Will it be animal champion Lea Michele; Sexiest Vegetarian
Celebrity winners Russell
Brand and Kristen Wiig; everyone's favorite
vegan president, Bill
Clinton; or funniest vegan Steve-O? What the heck, just hug
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