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Ellen Wants to Help You Go Vegan

The following article was written by Lauren Gordon, who is PETA’s celebrity marketing coordinator and also a certified holistic health counselor.

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Ellen DeGeneres here at PETA (she was previously named our Woman of the Year), and she continues to wow us with her awesomeness. Ellen recently launched a new section of her website devoted entirely to adopting a vegan lifestyle. A vegan herself, Ellen provides tons of tips and information about making the transition to veganism and how to live a cruelty-free life—in an accessible and fun format.

Going Vegan With Ellen” is a great resource for anyone who is looking for more information on making how to make a positive impact on the world through lifestyle choices. She gives the low-down on why going vegan is beneficial for your own health and reduces your carbon footprint and on how it can prevent the suffering of animals on factory farms. She also spotlights other vegan celebs and shares drool-worthy recipes, including recipes from PETA pals Bethenny Frankel, Tal Ronnen, and Kathy Freston.

Maybe “Laugh, Dance, Go Vegan” should be Ellen’s new catch phrase! Check out “Going Vegan With Ellen” to learn more about why a vegan diet is good for the planet, for animals, and for yourself.

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  • Manduline says:

    Since 6 month i am vegetarian.And with Ellen helps i try to be vegan 🙂 Thanks Ellen i love you and your Show so much. Big Greats and hug from Germany

  • Abee says:

    How do you become a vegan if you’re picky?

  • SHOE-team says:

    we are doing a 30 day vegan challenge where users can write about their vegan experience and add photos and videos to their posts. looking forward to the many contributions and wanting to thank ellen for raising awareness in her usual kind and uncomplicated way *hugs*

  • JoannieB says:

    How do I become vegan at the age of 69 ? I know what my diet and life style is doing to my body….just cannot wrap my mind and body to,do what needs to be done at my age.

  • Libby says:

    Why are people saying they can’t afford to eat vegan? We are a one-income family of six. Stay away from the processed meat substitutes. Spend your money on organic veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, almond milk (better yet, make you own. It’s simple.) Vegan eating is much less expensive than a diet rich in dairy and animals.

  • katia bennett says:

    I am vegan . I love you Ellen ! thanks ! May god bless you!!!

  • Alicia says:

    This is awesome! I’m already a vegan,but it’s good to see someone endorsing veganism, and trying to inform people about what they’re really eating.

  • Kilpatrick says:

    Ellen I have to give you props for being vegan I have been a vegetarian for 16 years and people think I am strange think what they would say if I was a vegan lol

  • Peter says:

    Hi Ellen! I have been vegetarian for two years and do not miss meat at all. It brings me peace knowing animals are not killed to fill my belly! I do, however, eat eggs from free-range hens and dairy. I would hope that all farmers would at the very least raise their animals ethically and that all people would eventually become vegetarian.

  • cathy boyd says:

    would love to go vegan, but on a low income im a diabetic also, if a person ate less meat, they would probably feel. have so many health problems, don;t you think ifi had the m, tobuy vegan, i would, hay you look great,

  • michelle gagnone says:

    Hi, i was curious about the olsen twins,those gals seem so pro-active,like ellen,and i saw to my amazement,that their saville row clothing line has expensive animal products (backpacks worth $40.000 & $16,000) -the row line was lauched in 2007.Ellen was awarded “woman of the year” by PETA(bread)in 2009,and Ellen had the gaul to have the twins on her show and slathered them with complements in 2010. im embarrassed to say i ever loved hollywood.

  • Connie says:

    Recently went Vegan well I guess vegetarian because at home we don’t have dairy but out we do sometimes. I feel better but have yet to loose weight, I think I need to cut back on the bad carbs. I’m a diabetic and my sugars are way better, hope to get off my meds. Thought I was going to starve to death the first couple of days but now I’m fine. It’s been since March 18th since I’ve had meat and my husband joined in about 2 weeks into it. Used to take a nap everyday around 2pm because I couldn’t stay awake that has ended, more energy and better attitude. Everyone should try this.

  • MzHead says:

    Would love to go vegan but can’t afford too. I know it would be better for my RA

  • Monica says:

    Ellen definitely looks much more healthier since becoming vegan. She even looks younger!!

  • 4mula1 says:

    marian mcafee said. no idea how to go vegan, its very ez.. just go in any market (walmart, meijer, kroger, ect) get vegan burgers, hot dogs, tofu dogs, tofurky, brats, ect.. and rice, almond, or soymlik. EVEN vegan soy deserts.. about snapperfest WHY?.. wont peta stop this we did stop hegens pidgen shoot, WHY let this continue?…. peta, PLEASE!.. stop these bloody NAZIS……

  • 4mula1 says:

    dear cara knowles, YES I KNOW…. i just type it backwards, i will NEVER forget when she said. I WILL NEVER EAT ANOTHER BURGER… another LIE!! of hers, WHY, WHY… do people even watch her show….. is everybody drunk?….. who next to be her GUEST? gadaify.

  • G MAC says:

    Being vegan is exceptional and commendable. You also have to be conscious about animal testing and companies that do animal testing on their products. PETA has a compassionate consumer guide for companies that do not test on animals nor do they contract the test out to other facilities. The leaping bunny logo is the guide lines for absolutely no animal testing from start to finish of a product and no animal derived ingredients. That also means not buying animal products like wool, leather, silk, animal skins and fur or any products containing animal derived ingredients. Your intention is to strive for a compassionate lifestyle!

  • Polar says:

    It’s great to know there are lots of other people out there who love animals and are fighting for them! 🙂

  • Cara Knowles says:

    No, 4mula1, Oprah didn’t sue that cattle ranchers; they sued her because she had said on her show that she had stopped eating beef due to the Mad Cow scare at the time.

  • 4mula1 says:

    what about opara? she wasnt in the pictures, didnt she sue the cattle men. and she isnt vegan.. that makes about as much sense as me sueing ford and ONLY buying ford cars.

  • Tami says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for all you do! Going vegan I feel so much better and happier too. Wish we had more folks in the world like you. 😉

  • Dianne Rochenski says:

    I always loved Ellen but even more so now. I’m a vegan only because of the animals. It’s great to see that she is unlike a lot of celebrities that are afraid to put themselves out there for the animals. Then you have the horrible celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardasian (however you spell her name) who are selfish. (wearing fur) I guess they are insecure. Anna Wintour is the devil for promoting fur like Dennis Basso, Donna Karen etc.
    Dianne Rochenski

  • June S says:

    Angela, find a copy of “Soylent Green.” This is a movie set in the not-too-far-off future, where when people die, they are processed and the remains used as food. Why? Because the earth’s resources are deplenished and there is nothing else. We need to stop using ground for raising farm animals and use it for the food that will feed the greatest number of people – plants. An acre of ground will feed 30 times more people than the amount of meat that it will result in.

  • JenintheD says:

    This is another great step in removing stigma from veganism. Being a new vegan myself, I appreciate all the resources out there.

  • JenintheD says:

    This is another great step in removing stigma from veganism. Being a new vegan myself, I appreciate all the resources out there.

  • June says:

    Angela – see the movie “Soylent Green.” It depicts what happens to humans in the not-too-far-off future when we don’t have the resources to feed them anymore – they eat the dead. The dead are put through a processor and they end up as ingredients in different dishes. Appaling? Yes. A possibility? Certainly. We have got to start using our land for the type of food that will feed the most people – and it is NOT animals! You can feed more than 30 times the number of people from what you can grow on an acre of land than what the animals who would use it can provide.

  • Modeerf says:

    Life is sacred and I can not bring my self to the consumption of the chard remains of dead animals . I am on the cutting edge of veganism , not because of my love for pigs and cows ,but for my discuss with the idea of raising them for commercial profit and inferior nutrition for humans. Whatever your reason for avoiding animal product may be , I am sure the young calf , baby pig , the “little Lamb” , et al , will love you for it . Humanimalterian to you all.

  • Daisy McFadden says:

    I have been an animal lover all my life and been rescuing dogs since I am 11 years old. I currently have five fury children. I am not a big meat eater. After vewing the “meet your meat” video I decided to go vegan. I can’t take back who I was and what I did, but I can decide who I want to be. And I want to be involved and do the right thing. Please help me get there. I don’t know where to start on the road to become vegan and to further complicate my decision I am wheat and gluten intolerant. What should I do.

  • Marian McAfee says:

    This is my first visit here. i just saw the turtle “Snapperfest”. I am appalled and shocked. I have no idea how to “go vegan” but will go to the Ellen website for starters. I’ve eaten meat all my life (I’m 62) but it’s never to late to learn & do the right thing. Thanks for PETA I was going to make a negative comment (regarding XXX that was supposed to be here) but this is more important.

  • ashley says:

    I’m looking to make myself healthier since i have been diagnoised with gastritis and an ulcer.I have been doing good but i need a little bit of help.

  • Angela Stingo says:

    Ellen, I think it’s great that you’re trying to help people go vegan! I am one for years now, but say “I don’t eat animals”. I LOVE ANIMALS, help feral cats, help anything else that comes along and do it more for what animals have to go through than my own health! … Maybe one of these days, we’ll eat people! : ) There are so many people who do terrible things and don’t deserve to live (unlike animals who don’t have a choice). But I wouldn’t eat people, because I don’t like what they do to animals! Thanks for ALL you do!

  • Ineke de Wild says:

    Very good of Ellen to do so it’s so needed!