Jon Stewart and/or Stephen Colbert. Rachel Maddow.
The Dalai Lama
The late Rev. Martin Luther King JR.
Gregory J Santollo
I have no meat eating heros. to hell with them all.
Can’t give a damn for any of them.
Mike B Stout
My pick is Dave Matthews… he’s so close to going vegan, he just doesn’t know it!
Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.
Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! (to name just a few).
Ricky Gervais. Tina Fey. Steve Carrell.
All my heroes are already vegan that is why they are my heroes.
Samantha Ann Mitchell
Simone Simons, Tarja, Amy Lee, and Lisa Randall.
Liv Tyler, I think she’s on-again off-again veggie
Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, David Attenborough. It’s interesting to note that Richard Dawkins agrees with the dissolution of animal products but the self-admittedly lacks the braveness to abstain from them. In a Q&A in 2007, he said, “What I am doing is going along with the fact that I live in a society where meat eating is accepted as the norm, and it requires a level of social courage which I haven’t yet produced to break out of that. It’s a little bit like the position which many people would have held a couple of hundred years ago over slavery. Where lots of people felt morally uneasy about slavery but went along with it because, I don’t know, the whole economy of the South depended upon slavery.”
Shane Michael G
I struggle constantly with a ton of people I respect and the question, If they are so smart/talented/nice/etc., why aren’t they vegan? Generally you can only broach the subject with them one at a time, though, and I find it best to do it respectfully and tactfully.
Sheila K. Buster
Gwendolyn Ⓥ Mathers
Bill Mckibben and I was going to say Amy Goodman as well. Not so much a hero, but I love Dylan Moran and wish he was vegan. Francis Moore-Lappe and her daughter.
Al Gore. Barack Obama. Al Franken.
Julian Assange. Dr. Cornel West. Derrick Jensen. Jeremy Scahill. Van Jones. McKibben is a good answer, Gwen. That guy who draws The Oatmeal. April from Regretsy. Michael Moore.
I would have to second Amy Goodman!
Jane Goodall, and at least she is vegetarian and has the guts to speak out about factory farming. I heard her speak at USC a few years ago, and at UC Berkeley when I was a student there over 10 years ago.
I’ll be seeing Bono on the 29th but it will be in a stadium so I might not be able to speak with him but I can hold up a sign.
I few names from the past come to mind: Mark Twain and Eleanor Roosevelt. Steve Irwin. I guess the others would be anyone who fights against injustice, whether it be against humans or other animals.
I Love Amy Goodman. I was thinking the same. But maybe she is?
John Petrucci, guitarist for Dream Theater, George St. Pierre, UFC wleterweight champion.