Posts Tagged ‘celebrity’

Vegans Doing Amazing Things

Further information on the following awesome people is at the bottom of this post in various hyperlinks. There are a LOT of them, so I will have to make a Part II to this post at a future time. 

Jennifer Buls & Virginia Buls: Their business Absolute Treats entered into the National Cupcake Championship in 2011 with 55 other entries. Their cupcake wasn’t very unique looking but the criteria wasn’t about presentation, it was about the taste. Believe it or not, their cupcake WON the entire championship — and it was a vegan cupcake! It beat all the others which had eggs and butter! The tasters quoted: “[the cupcake] was head and shoulders above the rest…Her victory is all the more remarkable given that it’s a vegan cake” (Andrew Williams of British Baker). Continue reading

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Book Overview: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Here are things I want to share with you that I learned from Alicia.

Animals on Factory Farms 

  • Animals at the slaughterhouse are in constant terror. Being scared produces body chemicals that affect the muscles and other parts of the body, namely cortisol and adrenaline. Humans can become stressed from eating this meat. You eat fear, despair, and anger when you eat the meat of a dead animal.
  • Slaughterhouse wastes are used in livestock feed (that you end up eating second hand) like blood, bone, remains of cats and dogs
  • Animals on factory farms are pumped with hormones to increase their mass. Hormones are not good — we have our own and don’t need more — because they lead to cancers like breast and prostate
  • Mercury damages your brain, kidneys, and lungs: swordfish, mackerel, and tuna have the highest levels of mercury out of all fish
  • “The meat industry has created entities like the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Meat Institute, and the National Pork Producers Council, which spend millions and millions of dollars on print and television ads to cast their products in a positive light, despite evidence to the contrary” Continue reading

Vegan Celebrities

Adam Russell, musician of Story of the Year
Adam Yauch, musician
Alan Donohue, singer of British rock band The Rakes
Alan Park, comedian, Canadian
Alanis Morissette, singer and songwriter
Alex Greenwald, actor, musician
Alicia Silverstone, actress
Alissa White-Gluz, Singer
Alyssa Milano, actress
Amanda Crew, actress Continue reading

Vegan & Vegetarian Celebrities

  • Paul McCartney: “I am a vegetarian because I realize that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates.”
  • Casey Affleck: “I don’t eat meat or any other animal products because they’re unhealthy and they’re the product of a violent and inhumane industry.
  • Tobey Maguire: “I had a really tough time even eating chicken. I would start imagining what I was eating and the life of the animals.”
  • Alicia Silverstone: “Since I’ve gone vegetarian, my body has never felt better and my taste buds have been opened up to a whole new world. It’s one of the most rewarding choices I’ve ever made and I invite you to join me in living a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle.” Continue reading