Vegan Russell Brand? What kind of comedy is this? Actually, the British actor and comedian became vegan in 2011 after watching the ‘Forks Over Knives’, a documentary investigating the benefits of veganism and how shifting to a plant-based diet helps controlling diabetes, cancer, and other heart diseases.
At that time the actor stated via social media, “You shouldn’t eat animals. It’s mean to them.”
However, Russell’s vegan lifestyle wasn’t meant to last. In fact, it became some sort of rollercoaster. Two years later, in 2013, he ‘downgraded’ to vegetarianism, as he felt that the stringent vegan diet was “like a food prison.”
Then again, in 2014, he asked all of his vegan followers to support him in a new quest to veganism. It didn’t quite work out, but finally, now in 2019, the British comedian became vegan. Again.
This time, after watching the ‘What the Health‘, a sweeping documentary detailing on animal cruelty, government corruption, and the dirty workings of the meat and dairy industry.
When asked by a fan if his choice for going vegan this time was due to ‘respect for life’, or dietary reasons, the actor confessed to his Twitter fans that it was after he watched the ‘What the Health’ documentary – which discloses the industry and government corruption to keep the population seek.
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“I do love animals and plants, but the thing that nudged me into veganism was the @Kip_Andersen’s film ‘What The Health’, the British actor explained.
Vegans organisations from all over the world showed support for Russell’s decision to promote the documentary, which exposes costs of trillions of US dollars in unnecessary healthcare.
PETA, (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), went on to further criticise the practices of the industry saying that all that matters to them is their bottom line.
However, some of Russell’s fans went on commenting:
“Being ‘good’ for your own health is fine. But what about the horrifying pain caused to animals?”
The question is granted; As Russell Brant is known for his frankness and openness towards, let’s say, less scientific disciplines, he definitely understands that spirituality requires love and compassion, towards all animals, nut just a healthy gut and a full belly.
Moreover, after competing and winning the British TV baking competition Celebrity Bake Off, where he declared that he’s vegan again and madly in love with plant-based pastries, we’d love to see him take it further.
Can you become vegan for the life of animals? And by that we mean don’t eat and don’t wear them, dear vegan Russell brand!