Meat-Free Celebs

Don't pass the meat to Pamela Anderson, Alec Baldwin or Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. They are among many celebs who won't eat white meat and don't like the dark meat either...

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Pamela Anderson: "Chickens, pigs, and other animals -- they are interesting individuals with personalities and intelligence. But if farmers did to dogs and cats what they do to animals they're raising for food, they could be prosecuted for animal abuse and locked up."
Music Producer Russell Simmons: "Chickens raised for food today are covered in excrement, they're diseased, and they're drugged up with all sorts of toxins that you are ingesting if you eat chickens. One recent study found that chicken flesh in this country has four times as much arsenic...the poison (which is used in the drugs the chickens are given) as any other meat..."
Sir Paul McCartney: "If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty."
Actor/Director Clint Eastwood: "I try to stick to a vegan diet -- heavy on fruit, vegetables, tofu, and other soy products."
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin doesn't eat meat.
Actress Kim Basinger: "If you could feel or see the suffering, you wouldn't think twice. Give back life -- don't eat meat."
Actor Josh Hartnett: "I gave up meat when I was 12… One day I was cutting up a chicken for my mom, and I hit a tumor with the knife. There was [pus] and blood all over the place. That was enough for me."
Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde: "The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment and a living nightmare for animals."
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Actor Alec Baldwin: "Every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice. Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for… animals, do it for the environment and do it for your health."
Singer/Actor Andre 3000: When asked how he would spend his last day on Earth, Andre 3000 of OutKast replied, "I'd probably go for a great meal -- some broccoli probably, because I'm a vegetarian."
Dalai Lama: "I have been particularly concerned with the sufferings of chickens for many years. It was the death of a chicken that finally strengthened my resolve to become vegetarian... These days, when I see a row of plucked chickens hanging in a meat shop, it hurts. I find it unacceptable that violence is the basis of some of our food habits."
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Actress Alicia Silverstone notes how much better vegetarian diets are for your health: "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."
Actor Joaquin Phoenix: "Animal rights is a part of my everyday life. When you live by example, you create a certain level of awareness. Friends of mine -- people I have never discussed animal rights or vegetarianism with -- are adopting vegetarian habits because they see it."
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Singer Shania Twain: "I think there's something odd about eating another living anything."
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Musician Jack Johnson: "I saw a semi-truck of chickens drive by one day when we were on the road, and it had really decrepit-looking chickens, and I felt so sorry for them. I was like, ‘Man, I can't eat chicken after seeing that.' I love animals... sometimes I feel like a hypocrite eating chicken or beef... I know I wouldn't be able to kill one myself..."
Mary Tyler Moore: "It may take a while, but there will probably come a time when we look back and say, ‘Good Lord, do you believe that in the 20th century and early part of the 21st, people were still eating animals?'"
Good Charlotte doesn't eat meat.
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Singer Brandy: "I am a vegan now and it was a conscious decision. I studied a lot about African culture and health and the best way to take care of the body... I really wanted to be healthy. I found out a lot about the body and what [drugs] they put in meat. My taste buds started changing, and I didn't crave [meat and dairy products] anymore."
Brigitte Bardot, animal activist and former French actress does not eat meat.
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