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Stars Who Have Animal Friendly Diets

Denzel Washington Kristen Bell Alan Cumming
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We as humans (or possibly super sentient apes, depending on what year it is) are omnivores, but that doesn’t mean that all of the populace love to have their meat and eat it too.

There’s also a growing preponderance of vegetarians and vegans for health and animal rights reasons. Just don’t get us started on freegans.

Within this list you will find celebs with animal friendly diets and their thoughts on their alternative lifestyles.

Ellen DeGeneres – Vegan

“I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer. I read books like ‘Diet for a New America’ and saw documentaries like ‘Earthlings’ and ‘Meet your Meat,’ and it became an easy choice for me.”

Ellen DeGeneres
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Denzel Washington – Vegetarian

“When I did the play ‘Fences’ (on Broadway) it just kind of woke me up to this idea of getting back to the basics in every way, and I made a commitment to just work harder and eat good.”

Denzel Washington
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum – Vegan

“I feel like a different person. There’s a big difference in my energy level, my skin cleared up, I could not believe the change.”

Jenna Dewan-Tatum
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Steve-O – Vegan

“I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis and all kinds of other problems.”

Steve-O
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Olivia Wilde – Vegetarian, But Occasionally Vegan

“I have been a vegetarian since I was like … 12. But [being vegan] has been something that, for the past four years, has at times been consistent, other times less so … [Being vegan] is not always easy and accessible, but it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better. My skin was better, energy was better.”

Olivia Wilde
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Christina Applegate – Vegetarian

“I was eating lunch on the ‘Married With Children’ set, and they served me some kind of meat (I don’t even know the names of them all anymore because it’s been so long). I looked down and there was blood on my plate, and it was that realization, that I can’t eat something that has been alive, I just can’t do it. So I stopped, and that was it. That was the last time.”

Christina Applegate
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Alan Cumming – Vegetarian

“That’s it. I was toying with going the whole hog to veganism and now I see Mike Tyson is the new Vegan posterboy! Sold! Get ye back, seitan!”

Alan Cumming
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Emily Deschanel – Vegan

“Saying no to meat makes me feel stronger inside; I feel aligned with my morals and ethics. I still have to defend myself because people don’t understand it.”

Emily Deschanel
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Peter Dinklage – Vegetarian

“I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog – or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.”

Peter Dinklage
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Kristen Bell – Vegan

“I had a lot of quirks as a child. One was that I didn’t like to eat meat: I didn’t like to chew it, didn’t like the taste or smell of it, and just wasn’t having any of it. I was in the minority of kids who actually loved fruits and vegetables. My mom, who was a nurse, was very supportive of my choice to become a vegetarian, but said we were going to do some research. I’m constantly monitoring how colorful the food on my plate is, which is a trick my mom taught me. I make sure to eat really dark power vegetables, like broccoli and kale.”

Kristen Bell
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