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.
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 rose to fame for her roles in the 1999 films American Pie and American Beauty.
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.
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.
John ‘Badass Vegan’ LewisFitness Expert / Film Director
John 'Badass Vegan' Lewis is an American fitness consultant, former Division 1 College basketball player, and CEO of Vegan Smart. He directs the forthcoming 'Hungry For Justice' film.
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.
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.
Evan is an 8-year-old animal-rights activist, President of Animal Hero Kids, and spokesperson for the Solutionary Species Movement. He plans to run for President one day!