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News :: Education : Environment
Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, Fruitarians
06 Feb 2015
Mary Shelley, Clara Barton, Leonardo, Van Gogh, Einstein, Jesus the Essene, Carl Lewis, Roger Bannister, John Landy, and hundreds of millions of others on the planet are vegetarian
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Carl Lewis, Olympic champion
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Susan B Anthony
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Fruitarian Leonardo Da Vinci
Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, Fruitarians ..


(Placement of categories is not meant as a value judgment)

It is inevitable that you will be on this list for it is a Book of Life..There are a billion vegetarians in the world (450 million alone in India of the 700 million in India who eat no cow flesh)



ARTISTS

Leonardo Da Vinci a fruitarian
Vincent Van Gogh
Rodin
Peter Max
Elizabeth Hoare
G MacCrae


SCIENTISTS

Leonardo Da Vinci
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Alva Edison
Albert Einstein
Jane Goodall, PhD
Sylvester Graham, inventor of Graham crackers
Alex Hershaft, PhD concentration camp survivor
Pythagoras
Ramanujan
(only 1 of the above scientists
inflicted pain on animals)

WRITERS

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Mark Braunstein, author of Radical Vegetarian
Dudley Giehl author of Vegetarianism A Way Of Life
Franz Kafka
Colman McCarthy, former syndicated columnist for Wash Post and teacher of Peace and Nonviolence
Ovid
Plutarch
Alexander Pope
Porphyry
Mary Shelley
Upton Sinclair
George Bernard Shaw
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel prize winner
Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation
Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Vic Sussman author of the Vegetarian Altenrative
Leo Tolstoy
Alice Walker
Irving Wallace
David Wallechinsky

BROADCASTERS

Bill Gordon KSDO
Paul Harvey
Father Ron Lengwin KDKA Radio
Robin Quivers Howard Stern's sidekick
Jeff Rense http://rense.com
Ace Young KMET

ENTERTAINERS

Pamela Anderson
Alec Baldwin
Brigitte Bardot
Kim Basinger
Candace Bergen
Milton Berle
David Carradine star of Kung Fu
Linda Carter Wonder Woman
Johnny Cash
James Cromwell star of Babe
Ellen DeGeneres
Danny DeVito
David Duchovny.. X files
Semantha Eggar star of Dr Dolittle with Rex Harrison
Woody Harrelson raw food vegan
George Harrison Beatle
Marilu Henner star of Taxi
Dustin Hoffman
Ashley Judd
Casey Kasem
Paul McCartney
Bill Maher
Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek
Ozzy Osbourne
Joaquin Phoenix
River Phoenix
Prince
Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood)
Peter Sellers
Alicia Sllverstone
Marlo Thomas
Cicely Tyson
Lindsay Wagner
Dennis Weaver McCloud, Gunsmoke
Efrem Zimbalist

PHYSICIANS AND NURSES

Dr Don Barnes whose refusal to irradiate primates at Brooks Air Force Base was made into the movie Project X
Neal Barnard founder of PCRM a group with thousands of vegan physician members http://pcrm.org
Clara Barton
Steve Kaufman, MD founder of the Christian Veg. Assn http://www.all-creatures.org/cva/default.htm
John Harvey Kellogg, MD whose family founded Kellogg Cereals
Michael Klaper MD http://doctorklaper.com/
/> Leonard Rack, MD
Sam Sandweiss, MD author of The Holy
Man And The Psychiatrist

POLITICAL LEADERS OR ACTIVISTS

Senator James Abourezk US Senator, South Dakota
Lyman Beecher, abolitionist, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe,
fruitarian community
Russell Brand anarchist and comic
Fidel Castro
Cesar Chavez
William Clinton
Angela Davis
Moraji Desai, PM of India and many other Indian PM's
Dr. Janez Drnovsek, Vegan President of Slovenia
http://www.euroveg.eu/lang/en/news/magazine/2006-1-j-drnovsek.php?print=
Benjamin Franklin
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Dick Gregory http://dickgregory.com
Andrew Jacobs former congressman from Indiana
Abdul Kalam, Dr president of India and space scientist
Coretta Scott King
Dennis Kucinich
Former Governor Lamm Colorado
Molotov (born Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin.

TEACHERS

Hippocrates

BUSINESS LEADERS

Michael Eisner of Disney
Bill Ford, chairman of Ford Motors
Steve Jobs, for a while a fruitarian
Elon Musk founder of Paypal
Gary Pruitt CEO of McClatchy Newspapers
Biz Stone cofounder of Twitter
Paul Wenner, inventor of Gardenburger
Steve Wyn casinos
Mort Zuckerman real estate magazines
(Sergei Brin of Google and Bill Gates are investing in vegan businesses)

PSYCHICS
Peggy Mason of the UK
Uri Geller

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Susan B Anthony
Gloria Steinem
Constantina Salamone

MILITARY

Captain Alan Jones, USMC 17,003 consecutive pushups
Captain Rick Corbin

SPIRITUAL LEADERS

Buddha
The Druse of Lebanon
Francis of Assisi
Essene community of which Jesus a member
Father John Dear, Jesuit priest and board of War Resisters
Father Mario Mazzoleni, formerly of Vatican Radio
General John Booth Salvation Army founder
General Bramwell Booth Salvation Army
Mahavira, founder of the Jains
Thomas Merton
Origen
Peace Pilgrim
Rastafarians
Saint Paul (took the Nazarite vow)
Sufis many
Swami Prabhupada founder of Hare Krishnas of Iskcon
John Wesley founder of Methodists
Ellen White founder of 7th Day Adventists
Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a
Yogi
tens of thousands of yogis and Catholic saints

ATHLETES

Roger Bannister first man to break 4 minute mile
Brendan Brazier Canadian triathlete
Goose Gossage San Diego Padres
Dustin Hinton vegan ironman
Killer Kowalski wrestler
John Landy 2nd man to break 4 minute mile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP_NzZP_LK0
Carl Lewis
Martina Navratilova
Dave Scott, 6 times Ironman champion vegan http://www.davescottinc.com/
Mike Tyson Boxer
Bill Walton Portland Trailblazers
Johnny Weissmuller played Tarzan broke 6 world swimming records as a vegetarian
Serena Williams, tennis star
The first Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller, broke 6 swimming records as a vegetarian. Roger Bannister, vegetarian, first man to run a mile under 4 minutes.
Dave Scott, 6 time Ironman winner, vegan
http://sportinc.wordpress.com/2007/04/21/an-inspiration-dave-scott-6-tim...
Brendan Brazier, vegan ironman triathlete
Carl Lewis, 10 times gold medal winner in track and field
Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen's Guide to
Going Vegetarian
Lizzie Armitstead Olympic cyclist http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/jul/30/lizzie-ar
B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)
Anthony Aurelius martial arts
Al Beckles (body builder)
Sorya Bonali (ice skater)
Les Brown (veteran runner)
Peter Burwash (tennis) lost a tennis match once because he refused to step on a column of ants on the court
Andreas Cahling Swedish body builder was on cover of Vegetarian Times
Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)
Austin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers basketball
Joanna Conway (ice skater)
Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)
Alexander Dargatz body builder
Sally Eastall (Marathon runner - UK No 2, vegan)
Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)
Cory Everson (bodybuilder, Ms Olympia 6 times)
Prince Fielder
Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)
Clare Francis (sailer)
Louis Freitas (body builder)
Carol Gould (marathon runner)
Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
Sammy Green (runner)
Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres.
Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also...her
book--A Race for Life
Sally Hibberd (British Women's Mountain Bike Champion)
Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)
Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars)
Source: PETA mailer
Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)
Anton Innauer Olympic skier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDYrMbDk3PI
/> David Johnson (BAA coach)
Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)
Alan Jones (British ski jumper)
Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)

Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to
Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News

Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals - US team) Source: PETA, Animals
Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others

Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show

Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)

Avi Lehyani vegan bodybuilder http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bio_avi

Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)

Carl Lewis

Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on
Südwest 3 (German TV program)

Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)

Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman's epee national champion)

Kirsty McDermott (runner)

Lindford McFarquar (body builder)

Robert Millar (cyclist)

Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman
weightlifter of the year 1991)

Edwin Moses

Adam Myerson cyclist

Joe Namath football player

Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis
Awards

Paavo Nurmi

Robert Parish basketball player

Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399

Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

Dennis Rodman (Basketball for Bulls) Source: Oprah, episode sometime in May, 1996

Murray Rose champion Australian swimmer

Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going
Vegetarian

Jonathon Speelman (chess)

Lucy Stephens (triathlete - vegan)

Kirsty Wade (runner)

Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

17,003 Consecutive Pushups: World Record Held By Vegetarian
US Marine Corps Captain Alan Jones of Quantico, Virginia was struck by polio when he was five years old. Now a vegetarian, Alan could be the fittest man on Earth by amassing a record of physical accomplishments unmatched by any human that ever lived. He holds the world record for continuous sit-ups (17,003 times). In a 15-months period, he accomplished possibly the most remarkable array of physical achievements ever attained by a human being:

Lifted a 75-pound barbell over his head 1,600 times in 19 hours.

Made 3,800 basketball free throws in 12 hours, with 96 pc hit rate.*

Swam 500 miles in 11 days, down a river to the ocean.*

Skipped rope 43,000 times in 5 hours.*

Skipped rope 100,000 times in 23 hours*

Swam 68 miles in a swimming pool without a sleeping break.*

Swam half a mile in zero degree Celsius water without a wet suit.*

Performed 51,000 sit-ups in 76 hours.

http://members.tripod.com/anatta0/L1-Geen-Diet.htm

Lone Gunman

Sports Personalities veggie.org Vegetarian Sports Personalities

* Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

* B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)
* Al Beckles (body builder)
* Sorya Bonali (ice skater)
* Les Brown (veteran runner)


* Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)
* Joanna Conway (ice skater)
* Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)
* Sally Eastall (Marathon runner - UK No 2, vegan)
* Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)
* Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)
* Clare Francis (sailer)
* Louis Freitas (body builder)
* Carol Gould (marathon runner)
* Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Sammy Green (runner)
* Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres. Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also...her book--A Race for Life
* Sally Hibberd (British Women's Mountain Bike Champion)
* Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)
* Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars) Source: PETA mailer
* Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)
* David Johnson (BAA coach)
* Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)
* Alan Jones (British ski jumper)
* Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)
* Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News
* Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals - US team) Source: PETA, Animals Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others
* Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show
* Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)
* Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)
* Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on Südwest 3 (German TV program)
* Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)
* Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman's epee national champion)
* Kirsty McDermott (runner)
* Lindford McFarquar (body builder)
* Robert Millar (cyclist)
* Katherine Monbiot (world champion arm wrestler and nutritionist) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
* Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman weightlifter of the year 1991)
* Edwin Moses
* Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis Awards
* Julie Ann Niewiek (Basketball commentator) Source: Grand Rapids press/ Image Magazine
* Paavo Nurmi
* Robert Parish (Center - Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls) Source: Hearsay
* Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399
* Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles
* Dave Scott (five time winner of the Ironman Triathlon) (vegan) "The New Laurel's Kitchen" cookbook
* Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
* Jonathon Speelman (chess)
* Lucy Stephens (triathlete - vegan)
* Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World (numerous editions)
* Kirsty Wade (runner)
* Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

VEGSPORTS this list is from http://groups.msn.com/cleveland
/> (and has not been checked against above lists to eliminate
duplication)

Austin Carr of the Cleveland Cavaliers.. one of 3 vegetarians on that
team
Johnny Weissmuller.. broke 6 world swimming records as vegetarian..
played Tarzan in the movies

Ruth Heidrich Six-time Ironwoman, USA track and field Master's champion http://www.pcrm.org

Carl Lewis, Olympic long jump twice http://www.meatout.org

Nicky Cole
First woman to walk to the North Pole http://www.mccruelty.com

Bill Walton.. Portland Trailblazers.. went to press conferences
with LOVE ANIMALS DON'T EAT THEM t shirts http://www.ivu.org/recipes
/>
Cheryl Marek and Estelle Gray
World record holders, cross-country tandem cycling http://www.sierraclub.org http://www.egroups.com/messages/nomow108/1
/>
Dick Gregory trained at the Univ of Il ran 3000 miles
across the USA on a fruitarian diet http://www.dickgregory.com http://spot.acorn.net/fruitarian
/>
Surya Bonaly Olympic figure skating champion http://www.vegweb.com/food
/>
Andreas Cahling.. world class weight lifter..
Swedish champion bodybuilder, Olympic gold medallist in the ski jump
http://groups.msn.com/toxicatkins/1.msnw
/>
http://groups.msn.com/ar9/madcowlinks1.msnw 10,000 Mad Cow Mad Pig Mad Chicken mad Fish links

Debbie Lawrence World record holder, women's 5K racewalk

Alan Jones when captain in USMC did 17,003 consecutive
situps as a vegetarian.. at that time a world record

Ingra Manecki
World champion discus thrower

Johnny Weissmuller.. Tarzan movie star.. broke 6 world
swimming records as a vegetarian

Martina Navratilova
Champion tennis player

Dr Irving Fisher at Yale found that randomly selected
vegetarians could hold their arms at length 9 times
longer than Yale football players* http://www.neavs.org

Jane Wetzel
U.S. National marathon champion

Ridgely Abele Winner of eight national championships in karate

Charlene Wong Williams
Olympic champion figure skater

Peter Burwash Davis Cup winner and professional tennis star
(once lost a tournament because he would not step on a column of ants
which had entered the courtyard)

Peace Pilgrim vowed to walk til humankind found peace.. not to
eat less offered food.. for the next four decades she
walked 8 times across the USA as a vegan http://www.nonviolence.org

Chris Campbell
Olympic wrestling champion

Keith Holmes
World-champion middleweight boxer

Desmond Howard
Professional football star, Heisman trophy winner

Peter Hussing
European super heavy-weight boxing champion

Sixto Linares
World record holder, 24-hour triathlon

Bill Manetti
Power-lifting champion

Ben Matthews
U.S. Master's marathon champion

Dan Millman
World champion gymnast

Martina Navratilova
Champion tennis player

Paavo Nurmi
Long-distance runner, winner of nine Olympic medals and 20 world records

Bill Pearl
Four-time Mr. Universe

Bill Pickering
World record-holding swimmer

Stan Price
World weightlifting record holder, bench press

Murray Rose
Swimmer, winner of many Olympic gold medals and world records

Art Still
Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs MVP defensive end, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame

Goose Gossage of San Diego Padres.. was in past suspended
for saying McDonald's cheeseburgers poisoned the world

Part excerpted from The Food Revolution, by John Robbins, published by Camaro Press. John Robbins, vegan Baskin Robbins heir

*not an endorsement of Yale endowment invested in earth
abusers, nor of their primate and other animal abuse

Austrian vegetarian
http://www.ivu.org/history/europe20a/rath.html
http://ivu.org

http://famousveggie.com/
/>
Body builders:

Albert Beckles

Andreas Cahling


famous athletes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pw5K3rBNjc
/> /> http://www.happycow.net/famous_vegetarians.html
/> /> http://vegetarian.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004527
/> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegetarians
/> http://www.happycow.net/famous_vegetarians.html
/> /> http://www.greatveganathletes.com/vegan_athlete_brendan-brazier-vegan-tr
http://www.peta.org/features/2014-celebrity-vegetarian-nominees/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/24/vegan-angela-davis-connects-human/

http://www.naturade.com/articles/naturade-news/vegan-ironman-triathlete-/

http://www.famousveggie.com/

http://www.ivu.org/people/
http://davescottinc.com
http://www.veganwolf.com/famous_vegetarians.htm

http://veggietestimonial.peta.org/index.aspx

http://www.soystache.com/famousad.htm

http://engforum.pravda.ru/index.php?/topic/103166-famous-vegetarians-veg/

http://www.kheper.net/topics/vegan/famous.html

http://www.nndb.com/lists/782/000064590/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzP0ausBvQ4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegetarians

http://al.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/vg-vip/query/index.php?Page=2&nation==

http://vegetarianstar.com/tag/howard-stern/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegans

VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY AIRLINE

Air India

Piscatarians avoiding mammal and bird flesh
Yasser Arafat



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many Youtube interviews

thousands of Catholic and Orthodox saints
See also:
http://www.ivu.org/people/

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Re: Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, Fruitarians
07 Feb 2015
Al Gore has become a vegan
http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/al-gore-says-hell-lik
Ratan Tata and Ambani Indian billionaires
Benjamin Franklin was a vegetarian when he discovered electricity