— A. Whitney Brown American stand-up comedian 1952
The Big Picture: An American Commentary (1991)
„I became a vegetarian because I felt really bad for the animals and I love them a lot. Animals are very sweet, and I don't think that they deserve to be tortured.“
— A. Whitney Brown American stand-up comedian 1952
„Animals deserve to be treated with kindness. I love animals, and I don't believe humans can treat them as commodities and cause them harm. … I officially became a vegan on June 1, 2009. Even though it's quite a change in terms of nutrition, I have never felt better or so healthy in my life. Considering that I'm a professional athlete, that's quite important … I understand the impact I have in joining many groups like PETA. I don't do it to force people to be vegetarian or vegan. I just want to educate people on the subject to make this world a better place. … Many people … refuse to get educated on the matter because just like me, they're sensitive and afraid to make a change. But my friends, that change is not bad at all. … Millions of people around the globe are going vegetarian for the sake of animals, their health and the environment. I encourage you to give it a try too!“
— Georges Laraque Canadian ice hockey player 1976
“A Vegan Life”, in georgeslaraque.com (August 2009) https://georgeslaraque.com/vg-vegan.php.
„I became a vegetarian 3 years ago. … The best thing about being a vegetarian for me, number one is I know I'm not harming any animals. … The number two thing is increased strength. I'm a lot stronger than I was when I was eating meat. … Most of your most powerful animals in the wild are vegetarian, so I'm trying to get my strength to that level. I don't know if I'll make it or not, but elephants are vegetarians. They're pretty big, so…“
— Michael Clarke Duncan American actor 1957 - 2012
"Michael Clarke Duncan's Exclusive Interview With PETA", video on PETA's YouTube channel (10 May 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGh2_qgYJd8.
„I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we (humans) do.“
— Cesar Chavez American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist 1927 - 1993
As quoted in Lumen https://books.google.it/books?hl=it&id=c4Bn6G2AfrIC (1986) by G. J. Caton, p. 133
„I'm passionate about animals. … I think animal protection is so important because they need love, too, just like we do. They’re with us through thick and thin, and it’s very important to protect them.“
— Glenn Dorsey American football player, defensive lineman 1985
"Glenn Dorsey for PETA" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxVeO-qZUc, video interview with PETA (15 December 2011).
„Growing up, I've always had so much love for animals, and I wasn't really fond of eating meat and really anything with a face because I just felt that it was an awful thing to do. Just recently I switched to a vegetarian. I had my first Thanksgiving with being a vegetarian; no turkey, I had tofu. A vegan dish, it was delicious. I did not miss turkey. I've never had a hamburger in my life. And I'm so glad that I can say that.“
— Courtney Stodden American model, singer, songwriter, reality television personality 1994
“Courtney Stodden on the Perks of Going Vegetarian,” video interview with PETA (28 March 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyBCZW3FWec.
„I think 2-D animation disappeared from Disney because they made so many uninteresting films. They became very conservative in the way they created them. It's too bad. I thought 2-D and 3-D could coexist happily.“
— Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941
„My path to vegetarianism was a slow one, it was something I thought about for a long time, and when I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer, something in me clicked. I believe that feeding oneself shouldn’t require torturing animals, and that one can take pleasure in food even without meat. … Young people who follow me know that Love Therapy refers to food that doesn’t cause harm to living animals or our planet. … I try to stick to a vegetarian diet because I think what humans are doing to animals is terrible. When I shop, I concentrate on fruits and vegetables. Everyone has a goal, and mine right now is to become vegan – I think of them as modern saints, as they make sacrifices for a better, collective good.“
— Elio Fiorucci Italian designer and businessperson 1935 - 2015
"Elio Fiorucci: Fashion, Love Therapy & Vegetarianism", interview with Roberta Schira, in finedininglovers.com (15 November 2013) https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/interview-vegetarian-designer-elio-fiorucci/.
„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 American actor 1969
“ 'Game of Thrones' Star Peter Dinklage on Why He's Vegetarian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RlQwEgjCxE,” ad for PETA (26 August 2011).
„I never was against wearing fur because I truly did not know how these animals were tortured and killed in order to have these coats and accessories. I am done with fur forever and I have now found so many amazing faux fur lines that are great alternatives for women who love the look and love animals. I love that PETA is all about individuals taking baby steps in becoming aware of animal rights. I am not a full vegetarian but I have not eaten red meat or pork in over 10 years. … I am also extremely careful now not to purchase products that are tested on animals. I have started with fur but I hope that over time I will become a full vegetarian.“
— Khloé Kardashian American television personality 1984
"My PETA Billboard Has Been Unveiled!!!!!" https://archive.fo/gSKe, on her blog Khloekardashian.celebuzz.com (10 December 2008).
„I’m a vegetarian. Eight years ago it was something that I really wanted to try but I was nervous, I was scared. And my reasonings for wanting to try it is, being the animal lover and activist that I am, I felt like a hypocrite not being a vegetarian. So, I actually went to an Amanda Foundation (animal rescue) event and I walked away going, ‘Okay! Tonight’s the night!’ And I just did it. And I was amazed at how much easier it was than I thought it was going to be. Spiritually, I just felt so great that I was doing something I wanted to do.“
— Kelly Packard
"In-Depth with Loving the Silent Tears MC: Kelly Packard", GodsDirectContact.org (2012) http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/eng/news/211/sr_47.htm.
„I became a vegetarian many years ago after listening to The Smiths’ ‘Meat Is Murder.’ It opened my eyes to the painful lives of animals raised for food, and I knew I wanted no part of that.“
— Brian Fair American singer 1975
“Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair,” PSA for peta2.com (11 November 2011) https://www.peta2.com/news/shadows-falls-brian-fair/.
„I've always grown up with animals and I just felt like, that, animals were always family to me. And so, I am a complete lover of animals, and anything I can do to support them, that’s really my goal and job. … I always call my dogs "kids" and so anytime a child can associate that type of love of an animal as they would with another human being, I definitely think that's going to kind of help our culture as we are going along. Of course in the Bible, God gave man dominion over animals … I definitely believe that dominion is not taking it and beating them but just showing them the way. Showing them that you love them, that you are concerned about them, you want to watch them grow up to be the best animals that they could possibly be.“
— DeWayne Woods American gospel musician 1975
"DeWayne Woods: Treat Animals as Family Members" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zQ0di3vpc, interview on PETA's YouTube channel (January 7, 2013).
„My mom was always my biggest teacher, my inspiration, my role model. My mom was just the most amazing person. She was like a bon vivant in that she just lived each day to the fullest. As soon as I became a vegetarian, she became a vegetarian. … I was actually inspired by a book she was reading that I picked up off the nightstand when I was about 13. It was a Norman Mailer book [Miami and the Siege of Chicago] and it had a very graphic scene of the slaughterhouses in Chicago. So I read that and I said, "I love animals. I don't want to be a part of that system."“
— Christie Brinkley American model 1954
“Christie Brinkley on Skin Care and the Secret to Staying Young”, interview with Elle (5 March 2015) http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/a27143/christie-brinkley-on-skincare-and-the-secret-to-staying-young/.