For World Vegan Day, CASSIUS highlights famous folks who’ve decided to ditch the dairy.

World Vegan Day: Celebrities Vegans [PHOTOS] was originally published on cassiuslife.com

1. Beyoncé

Beyoncé

“I am not naturally the thinnest woman. I have curves. I’m proud of my curves and I have struggled since a young age with diets. And finding something that actually works, that actually keeps the weight off, has been difficult for me . . . Now, you know, I still eat meat and it’s all about balance, but absolutely I make better choices.” — Beyoncé

2. Raury

Raury

“Beyoncé ain’t got shit on me with this vegan shit.” — Raury

3. Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick reportedly went vegan as a venture with girlfriend Nessa Diab. Reports say his new diet caused concern among NFL teams.

4. Angela Davis

Angela Davis

“Most people don’t think about the fact that they’re eating animals. When they’re eating a steak or eating chicken, most people don’t think about the tremendous suffering that those animals endure simply to become food products to be consumed by human beings.” — Angela Davis

5. Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy

“I believe in preventative maintenance. I drink wine, but I believe in a healthy lifestyle. I started being vegan because I didn’t really eat meat, and I wanted to eat food that I like.” — Berry Gordy

6. Venus Williams

Venus Williams

“[Being vegan] definitely changed my whole life. It changed the pace that I live at. It changed everything. There are definitely challenges, though, but it’s about how you face them and how you come on top so you can live in a way that is acceptable to you. So, it has been wonderful to still do what I love. And even though I still have issues, it doesn’t mean they’re going to stop me.” — Venus Williams

7. Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

“I discovered that an athlete does not need animal protein to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year in athletics competitions was when I converted.” —

Carl Lewis

8. Arian Foster

Arian Foster

“I just like to eat healthy. The whole vegan thing, a lot of people are really interested in my food . . . I’ve had meat since I said I don’t eat meat anymore, but I like to stay with the plant-based foods, but every now and then, I’ll eat something.” — Arian Foster

9. Chef Ahki

Chef Ahki

“[Being vegan is] really based on principles, and it’s based on a lot of self care and preventative care. You got to remind yourself what food is, and what it isn’t. And that’s what’s going to come down to. You’ve got to remind yourself that you are eating this way so that you do not have to suffer later on.” — Chef Ahki

10. Jhene Aíko

Jhene Aíko

Jhene was named one of PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities in 2016.

11. David Haye

David Haye

“I think that [I’m vegan] I’m now fitter than I’ve ever been. I punch harder than ever. I’m more determined. I’m faster.” — David Haye

12. Saul Williams

Saul Williams

“I am sometimes hesitant about making a big deal about my vegan diet, as I have considered it a personal choice worth little discussion. Yet more and more, I have found myself attempting to encourage people who ask me where I find my inspiration, or what issues do I find important, or how can we curb warfare and violence to consider what we ingest.” — Saul Williams

13. Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

“Being clear enough to know you want freedom from toxins & poisons is a sense of freedom in itself.” — Erykah Badu

14. Mya

Mya

“[Being vegan] has done wonders for my entire life.” — Mya

15. Omar Rodríguez-López

Omar Rodríguez-López

“We live in a place where our food supply has been poisoned. Everybody is eating genetically modified foods. You have to go out of your way just to eat right.” — Omar Rodríguez-López

16. Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

“[Being vegan] started with my yoga practice and you know, the practice of non-harming, ‘ahimsa.’ So I became a vegan because [of] compassion [for] the animals. The vegan diet was being discussed around me all the time, so finally, I just made the choice.” — Russell Simmons

17. Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

“[Being vegan has] helped my already good-looking self. I think that eating healthy is important. We have to be about making our planet more greener, the urban areas more sustainable for the children. We can’t just talk about it, we have to be about it.” — Stevie Wonder

18. Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry

“I truly believe that along with the surgeries [for endometriosis], changing my diet was a major factor in my ability to get pregnant. This experience ignited my passion for veganism and sparked my understanding that food can, in fact, be a form of medicine.” — Tia Mowry

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