Notable vegetarians

Musicians and composers Bryan Adams, Bryan Adams – Vegan Billy Idol Billy Idol John Anderson Jon Anderson (Yes (rock band)) Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000), Eng. Andre Benjamin / Andre 3000 (Outkast band) Blixa Bargeld, German Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) Beastie Boys, the entire Kate Bush band, eng. Kate Bush Brandon Boyd Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham (Spice Girls) Laima Vaikule Don van Vliet Don Van Vliet – aka Captain Beefheart, Captain Oxheart, eng. Captain Beefheart (Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band) Eddie Vedder, Eng. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Imbruglia Thom Yorke Thom Yorke (Radiohead) – Vegan Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Elvis Costello Elvis Costello Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) John Lydon / Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) – became a vegetarian under the influence of his wife (source: de: Liste bekannter Vegetarier und Veganer) Annie Lennox, eng. Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) Paul McCartney Paul McCartney (Beatles) – Vegan) Masta Killa, eng. Masta Killa (one of the co-founders of the cult group Wu Tang Clan) Bob Marley, Eng. Bob Marley Vitaly Usov Vitaliy Usov is one of the founders of the legendary group The Vestigal Uncle Dean’s E Zabili Orchestra Moby, Eng. Moby – Vegan Tom Morello Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave) Brian May Brian May (Queen) Sinead O’Connor, irl. Sinéad O’Connor – Vegan Prince Prince – Vegan Grace Slick Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) Michael Stipe Michael Stipe (REM) Ringo Starr Ringo Starr (Beatles) Serj Tankian Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Nina Hagen, German Nina Hagen Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett (Metallica) George Harrison George Harrison (The Beatles) Steve Howe Steve Howe (Yes (rock band), performer of the virtuoso guitar solo on Queen’s “Innuendo”) Adriano Celentano, (Italian Adriano Celentano) Damon Albarn, Eng. Damon Albarn (Blur) Directors, actors, TV/radio hosts Pamela Anderson, Pamela Anderson Brigitte Bardot, fr. Brigitte Bardot Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom Anna Bolshova Basinger, Kim, Eng. Kim Basinger Richard Gere Richard Gere Danny DeVito Danny DeVito Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Nikolai Drozdov (“In the Animal World”) David Duchovny, Eng. David Duchovny John Peel John Peel Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Natalie Portman Natalie Portman – Vegan Joaquin Phoenix (eng. Joaquin Phoenix) – Vegan Woody Harrelson (eng. Woody Harrelson) – Vegan Adriano Celentano, (ital. Adriano Celentano) Eric Stoltz Eric Stolz Writers Franz Kafka, German Franz Kafka Plutarch Plutarch Leo Tolstoy Herbert Wells HG Wells Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw Rabindranath Tagore Percy Bysshe Shelley Athletes Carl Lewis, Carl Lewis Mohammed Ali Muhammad Ali by Martin Navratilov Martina Navratilova Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman — Vegan Scientists, inventors, philosophers Leonardo da Vinci, English Leonardo da Vinci Pythagoras Plato Clement of Alexandria Doctor Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer Dr. Herbert Shelton Dr. Herbert M. Shelton (the theory of the so-called “separate nutrition” was based on his work) Thomas Edison, Eng. Thomas Edison Albert Einstein Albert Einstein – at least he was a vegetarian in his old age Politicians, entrepreneurs Mahatma Gandhi, English Mahatma Gandhi Janez Drnovshek, Slovenian. Janez Drnovšek – President of Slovenia, vegan Dennis Kucinich – American Democratic politician Ralph Nader, Eng. Ralph Nader – US presidential candidate Benjamin Franklin – one of the founding fathers of the United States, was a vegetarian for a long time, then he began to eat fish. Entrepreneurs John Harvey Kellogg John Harvey Kellogg is an American physician, inventor of corn flakes and peanut butter. Howard Lyman Howard F. Lyman is an American farmer and promoter of organic farming and the humane treatment of animals.

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