Aging Gracefully Through—and With—Compassion

Aging gracefully is as much an internal process as it is about skin care. For these celebrities, ranging in age from 50 to 92, aging well is as simple as their vegetarian and vegan lifestyles:

Alan Cumming, 53

The stage and screen actor helped name his adopted hometown of New York City PETA’s Most Vegan-Friendly City of 2014.

Bob Barker, 94

The television icon took cruelty off his plate because of his love for animals and quickly discovered benefits to his own health.

Bryan Adams, 58

The singer is a proud Canadian and an even prouder vegan.

Cloris Leachman, 92

The sassy Academy Award winner stopped eating meat when she was 35!


Ellen DeGeneres, 60

This funny lady is serious about animals—and not eating them.


James Cameron, 63

The man behind the world of Avatar hopes for a world in which no one eats meat or dairy “products.”


James Cromwell, 78

Starring as Farmer Hoggett in the film Babe changed everything for him.


John Salley, 53

The NBA legend is an outspoken advocate for a vegan lifestyle.

Michelle Pfeiffer, 60

The Oscar-nominated actor credits her vegan lifestyle with giving her ageless beauty.


Moby, 52

The musician feels so strongly about the vegan lifestyle that he opened a plant-based restaurant in Los Angeles.


Morrissey, 58

Beginning with The Smiths’ song “Meat Is Murder,” Morrissey’s conviction hasn’t wavered.

Paul McCartney, 75

The rock & roll legend has famously said, ““If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”


Woody Harrelson, 56

The actor and father of three daughters lets his youthfulness speak for itself.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind