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, and playwright whose role in Cheers in the 1980s led to worldwide fame. 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.
MobySinger / Songwriter
Moby is an acclaimed musician, animal rights activist and author. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide and owns a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles.
Mena Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, model and vegan activist who first rose to international prominence for her role in the 1999 film American Beauty.
Evanna is an actress and vegan activist. She is the co-founder of Kinder Beauty Box and creator and host of vegan and animal rights podcast, The ChickPeeps.
Dr. David J.A. JenkinsProfessor and Physician
David Jenkins MD, PhD, DSc is an University Professor and a Canada Research Chair. His team was the first to define and explore the concept of the glycemic index of foods and demonstrate the breadth of metabolic effects of viscous soluble fiber, including blood glucose and cholesterol lowering.
Dr. Neal BarnardPhysician / Activist
Neal D. Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an American author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.Physician / Olympic Athlete
Dr. Esselstyn is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. He wrote the award-winning book; Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.
Captain Paul WatsonEnvironmental Activist
Captain Watson is a Canadian-American environmental activist and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching group focused on marine conservation.