Celebrity Week – Cesar Chavez

Sometimes I’m really surprised to hear a certain celebrity is vegetarian or vegan. Anyone who chooses compassion should be applauded, but this week let’s talk about the famous ones. 😉

I think we all know Pam Anderson and Moby are vegans, so let’s skip ahead – er, backward? Cesar Chavez was a farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activists. He also had an enlightened view of animals:

“I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.”

 

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ”

 

“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.”

 

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