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.
Bittu SahgalPublisher, Conservationist
Bittu Sahgal is the Founder of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, Editor of Sanctuary Asia, India's first and largest wildlife and ecology magazine (1981) and Sanctuary Cub (1984). He was closely involved with Project Tiger since its inception in the 1970s, a prolific writer about conservation; he has produced 30 wildlife documentaries, and served on multiple government bodies and committees.
Ricky KejMusic Composer & Producer
Ricky Kej is an Indian composer, music producer and environmentalist. In 2015, he won a Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for his album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with South African flautist Wouter Kellerman, in the Best New Age Album category.
Dr Nandita ShahNutritionist
Dr Nandita Shah is the founder-director & trustee of SHARAN, Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature is an organisation devoted to spreading awareness about holistic health and an ecologically sustainable compassionate lifestyle. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti Award 2016, the highest award for women in India, for her pioneering work in the field of health and nutrition from the President of India
Kuntal Joisher is the first mountaineer to have climbed Mount Everest from the south side on a completely plant-based diet.A motivational speaker, he also has scaled Mt. Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8516 meters, and became the first human in the world to have ascended any 8000 metre mountain on a 100% vegan lifestyle.
Adah Sharma is an Indian film actress who mainly appears in Hindi and Telugu language films.Her debut in 1920 in the role of a possessed woman got her a nomination for the best debut at the Filmfare Awards 2008. Sharma is an accomplished Kathak dancer as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sadaa is an Indian actor who mainly appears in South Indian cinema. She was introduced to the Telugu film industry by the director Teja along with Nithin in the film Jayam (2002) for which she won the Filmfare award for the Best Telugu Actress. Her most notable films in Tamil are Jayam (2003), Anniyan (2005), Priyasakhi (2005) and Unnale Unnale (2007)
Rohan Hingorani is Australian-Indian. He served in the Australian army and travelled to over 40 countries after which he settles in India to setup a Vegan brand. He has also participated in MTV India’s reality shows - Roadies and Splitsvilla.
Mallika Sherawat is an Indian actor who works in Hindi, English and Chinese language films. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in films like Khwahish and Murder, Sherawat has established herself as one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood.