A recent Psychology Today article highlights the evolution of veganism:
“Veganism is rapidly shedding its ascetic mantle. It is becoming chic, thanks to celebrities like Alicia Silverstone, Joaquin Phoenix and Ellen Degeneres. And a symbol of power, witness vegan business icons like Ford Motors Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Twitter founder Biz Stone, and Las Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn.”
Not to mention Emily Deschanel, Alec Baldwin, Ginnifer Goodwin, Tobey Maguire, Robin Quivers, Natalie Portman, Fiona Apple, Russel Simmons, Daniel Negreanu, and Moby. Plus, many more celebrities, athletes, authors, scientists, and other notable people.
The article continues…
“Perhaps the most important aspect of veganism’s rising star is its emergence in discussions of climate change. As the ravages of animal agriculture on the environment gain notice, veganism might just be the holy grail of personal activism not just for animals and human health, but for the planet. A number of analyses have fingered meat and dairy as leading culprits driving global warming.”
For a list of articles on the subject, check out this previous Vegan Soapbox post >>
The Psychology Today article concludes:
“If everyone went vegan, there would of course be a lot fewer farmed animals. That’s a good thing as most are born into lives of misery. Those remaining would be given a decent life with the chance to experience the inner lives nature intended for them-like the lucky ones who ended up here, and here, and here.”