These compassionate celebs used their voices this past year to help farmed animals!
1. Moby gave a love letter to animals.
On Valentine’s Day, the musician released a music video that packed some pretty powerful animal rights imagery. It features compelling undercover factory farm footage and urges animal lovers to make the compassionate choice to leave animals off their plates.
In a statement, Moby said: “Happy Valentine's Day. Here's my love letter to animals and the people who love and rescue them.”
2. Ruby Rose urged her Twitter followers to ditch meat.
In April, the vegan Orange Is the New Black star took to Twitter to ask her 1.3 million followers to go veg as a way to combat climate change.
Trump changes to Climate change today have you feeling ill?? May I suggest turning vegan or at least vegetarian? We can be the change.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 29, 2017
The tweet was in response to President Trump’s decision to reverse most of Obama’s climate change initiatives and the Department of Energy’s decision to avoid phrases like “climate change” and “emissions reduction” in official communications.
3. Bill Nye proclaimed: "Plant-based diets are the future.”
In an AMA, Bill Nye, also known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, chose this comment from over 10,000: “What are your thoughts on animal agriculture and the promotion of a vegan diet as to reduce our impact on climate change?” He responded by recommending a plant-based diet. Of course, this is good for the planet and farmed animals!
4. Miley hosted a vegan barbecue.
This summer, Miley Cyrus hosted iHeart Radio’s Summer ’17 Weekend and kicked it off with a giant vegan barbecue, serving up tasty vegan sausages, sliders, and corn. Miley even grilled the sausages herself!
5. Natalie Portman spoke about veganism at the Environmental Media Awards.
At this year’s 27th annual Environmental Media Awards, Ongoing Commitment Award recipient and Academy Award winner Natalie Portman took to the mic to talk about her journey to veganism and how factory farming is bad for people, the planet, and animals.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio invested in Beyond Meat.
In October, award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio made an undisclosed investment in the vegan company Beyond Meat.
The longtime environmentalist and animal advocate said, “Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”
7. Maggie Q spoke about factory farming in an interview.
In an interview with South China Morning Post, Maggie Q shared why she decided to go vegan, explaining that it had all started nearly 20 years earlier when she learned about how factory farming destroys the environment. The Designated Survivor star shared a few statistics about the ecological benefits of a plant-based diet. “Once you’ve done the research you can’t unlearn what you know.”
8. Daniella Monet launched a vegan video series.
Known for her role on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Daniella Monet launched a vegan food video series on Facebook. The actress wrote, “In an effort to save the planet, animals, and your health, I'm exposing everyday meat-eaters to VEGAN food, (for the first time) and essentially taking your V card.”
9. Laverne Cox announced her decision to go vegan.
Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, took to Instagram and Twitter to share with her millions of followers that she’d gone vegan, declaring it “the best thing ever!”
In the Instagram video, Cox and OITNB co-star Ruby Rose talk about how they’re both vegan and feel amazing.
Whether it was investing in a vegan future, talking publicly about their journeys to veganism, or sharing plant-based food, these celebs helped create a kinder world for farmed animals in 2017.
From throwing chicks into macerators to tearing baby cows from their mothers, factory farmers routinely abuse animals. What’s worse, this systematic torture is actually legal. Fortunately, by going vegan you can easily withdraw your support from this inhumane industry.