17 Photos That Bust Animal Rights Myths

Check out these vegans who show how easy it is to be cruelty-free, regardless of age, career, interests, hobbies, or location:

1. Because you can eat well without hurting animals …

I’m a chef, but I don’t serve meat.

Vegan Chef Animal Rights Myths

2.Because compassion doesn’t have an age requirement …

I’m a kid and I don’t like the circus.

Child Circus Animal Rights Myths

3. Because cholesterol can kill you …

I’m a doctor, and I recommend a plant-based diet.

Doctor Veganism Animal Rights Myths

4. Because running should be for fun, not forced …

I love horses, but I don’t support horse racing.

Horse Racing Vegan Animal Rights Myth

5. Because death is cruel no matter how instantaneous …

I’m Jewish, and I don’t support any slaughter, even if it’s kosher.

Jewish Kosher Animal Slaughter Vegan Animal Rights Myth

6. Because animals should be friends, not food …

We’re kids, and we’re vegan.

vegan kids Animal Rights Myths

7. Because being thankful shouldn’t be painful …

I celebrate Thanksgiving, but I don’t eat turkey.

thanksgiving Vegan Animal Rights Myth

8. Because kids deserve a healthy start …

I’m pregnant and will raise my child vegan.

Vegan diet while pregnant Animal Rights Myths

9. Because baby calves shouldn’t be separated from their mothers …

I’m from Wisconsin, but I don’t eat cheese.

Wisconsin Cheese Vegan Animal Rights Myth

10. Because healthy muscles don’t come from fat and cholesterol …

I’m a powerlifter, and I get my protein from plants.

power lifter Vegan Animal Rights Myth

11. Because friends shouldn’t eat friends …

I’m a dog, and I’m vegan. Don’t eat my friends!

Kiwanis Vegan Dog Animal Rights Myth

12. Because beauty doesn’t have to hurt bunnies …

It’s from a box but not tested on animals.

Hair dye Vegan Animal Rights Myth

13. Because you should love ALL neighbors, not just human ones …

I’m Catholic, but I don’t give up meat just for Lent—and I don’t eat fish!

Catholic Fish and meat Vegan Animal Rights Myth

14. Because strong bones shouldn’t come at the expense of someone else’s …

I run marathons, but I don’t drink cow’s milk.

Cows milk, runner, Vegan Animal Rights Myth

15. Because there’s more to New England than seafood …

I’m from Maine and I don’t eat lobster!

Maine Lobsters Vegan Animal Rights Myth

16. Because freedom is the right of ALL beings …

I’m a veteran, but I don’t support animal use in trauma training.

Veteran Animal rights myth

17. Because you’re prettiest in your own skin …

I’m a model and I don’t wear fur!Vegan Myth Model Picture

Vegans come in all shapes and sizes—no matter your age or background, it’s easy to make the switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle and save countless animals every year. If you need help getting started, check out our two-week vegan meal plan or some of our delicious vegan recipes to help you make the transition.

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“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