Politicians

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

"I was a heart attack waiting to happen… I went on an essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits. I drink a protein supplement every morning, no dairy, I drink...

On February 11, 2010, he was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City after complaining of chest pains, and had two...

As a vegetarian all my adult life, I have used my position in parliament to advocate for greater animal welfare protection...

Jeremy Corbyn became vegetarian at age 20. He is strongly opposed to vivisection, fur farming, foie gras production and importation, hunting, wild animals in circuses and the badger cull.

"One of the first set of questions I tabled after I was elected to Parliament in 1983 was about the...

Kerry Gillian McCarthy is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Bristol East since 2005 and the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since September 2015.

Having been made aware of the need for it, I have never lost sight of my vegetarianism. Unquestioning brutality like slaughter and capital punishment does corrupt you and is a blot on the...