Monday, December 28, 2009

What do Benji Madden, Jerry Seinfeld and Vincent Van Gogh have in common?

They're vegetarian.

To re-cap for those who haven't read about me and my bub's vegetarianism, I was vegan when I fell pregnant and switched to pescatarianism soon after. I don't really like eggs unless they are used for baking, use organic milk for cooking and eat Jalna yogurt on occasion. I'm vegetarian right now- lately seafood of all kinds completely repulses me- seriously the thought of fish makes me gag.

This video list of famous vegetarians is bound to surprise you - from great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle and Charles Darwin to creative geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh. Vegetarian musicians include Little Richard, Pink, Andre 3000, Prince, Benji Madden and all of the Beatles. And it even boasts superstars such as Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Jerry Seinfeld, and Matt Groening (the creator of the Simpsons).

It's inspiring to see that for centuries intelligent, revolutionary humanitarians have also been passionate about animal rights. Being vegetarian does not make you a whacked out peace-loving hippy (although I am happy to be described that way) but one of the many people in history who has consciously chosen to live a life of peace, and who refuses to contribute to the profuse violence in the world.

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. --Pythagoras (6th century BC)


One pair of Hands said...

Happily vegetarian, but I don't think I could manage veganism, having a problem with osteoporosis, Jalna yoghurt is one of my staples and I really like eggs.

Tracey said...

Hello, I am a vegetarian too. I do eat fish though (no I'm not one of those who say 'I am vego but I eat chicken' i love those people hehe) and eggs. I love living this way too. I am a vego for ethical reasons, pen and transport standards absolutley horrify me.
Oh there is one more famous vego which makes me giggle just to think of him - get ready for it... Hitler. But his reasons are hillarious - he discovered that when he reduced his meat intake, he did not sweat as much, and there were fewer stains in his underwear. LOL, how sensational. Sorry if this was a totally random comment :)

Corrie said...

yeah for vegetarians! although at the moment I'm not I really should return to it. I was vegetarian since year 10 at school, sometimes vegan then after I got married I started eating fish here and there with my husband. I feel healthier and better when I don't eat meat or fish and especially when I'm vegan but gosh travelling through the south of spain was painful! salad, salad and more salad and potatas bravas and drinking sangria on a stomach full of salad, not good! When I look at pics of me back then I was so much healthier!!! I think you may have re-inspired me for new years to go back to being a vegie!

happy new year and have a safe trip back!

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