Animal farming is a leading driver of climate change, deforestation, and species loss. It pollutes land, waterways, and air, and is so wasteful of food that we will struggle to feed a growing population, while it also causes suffering to billions of farmed animals. For the sake of animals, all people, our future, and this planet, we are calling on Pope Francis to demonstrate leadership on these issues by trying vegan for Lent.
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Paul McCartneySinger / Songwriter
Paul McCartney is a British singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and painter, whose work with The Beatles and beyond led to worldwide acclaim. He is also an ethical vegetarian.
Woody Harrelson is an American actor, comedian, playwright and three-time Academy Award nominee. Woody has long been an advocate for veganism.
Joaquin Phoenix is a world-famous American actor and a vegan. Best known for his roles in Walk The Line and Gladiator, he also narrated Earthlings - about humanity’s use of animals.
Philip Wollen is an Australian philanthropist and the former vice-president of Citibank. Through his organisation the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust, he provides support to more than 500 charities.
Isabel Lucas is an Australian actor and animal lover who has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including Home and Away and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Lynda StonerFormer actor; CEO of Animal Liberation
Lynda Stoner is the CEO of Animal Liberation in Australia. She has been involved in the animal rights movement for more than four decades. Before that she was a renowned actor, starring in hit TV shows including The Young Doctors, Cop Shop and Prisoner.
Arianwen Parkes-LockwoodArianwen Parkes-Lockwood
Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood is an Australian actor known for her portrayal of Olivia Bligh in six seasons of the popular period TV drama A Place to Call Home. Arianwen is a passionate vegan and animal activist who regularly lends her support to campaigns to make a difference for animals, people and planet.
Martin Dingle-Wall is an Australian actor and animal rights activist. He is best known for his starring role in Happy Hunting. Martin also pulled rave reviews for his comedic turn as ex-marine come mercenary opposite Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s Gun Shy.
Morgan MitchellOlympic athlete
Morgan Mitchell is an Australian sprinter specialising in the 400m. She competed in the 4 × 400m relay event at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and represented Australia in the Women's 400m and Women's 4 × 400m Relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Morgan is a vegan.
Bridget Malcolm is an Australian model who has walked in two Victoria's Secret fashion shows. She’s also walked for Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney. Bridget has been vegan since 2015 and regularly appears in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, and Elle.
Professor Stuart WhiteDirector, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Stuart White is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney where he leads a team of researchers who create change towards sustainable futures through independent, project-based research. Professor White has been a vegan since the 1980s.